24 Jun 2012

Spectrum for 24 June 2012

From Spectrum, 12:15 pm on 24 June 2012

Her Majesty Queen Victoria was there. So was her right hand man, Mr Brown - solemn and kilted. It was Live Day at the Howick Historical Village, this one marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Howick Historical Society. The three hectare village comprises over thirty original colonial buildings including schools, a church, a working forge, general store and a street of fencible cottages, all inhabited by 60-volunteers in Victorian dress busying themselves with butter-making, baking and candle making.