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Greytown’s popular Main Street bus stop in the midst of the shopping precinct has been without a seat for local passengers since the development of The Hub in 2016. The original wood and iron seat which served bus passengers in the past was presented 1986 by the descendants of Henry Lenton Gray 1839-1927 and Elizabeth Martha Rexworthy 1847-1904. During the development, it was moved to the grounds of Cobblestones Museum, where it now enhances the old hospital verandah.
Trust members were concerned that the absence of a seat was greatly missed by regular bus passengers, particularly the elderly and it was decided that the Greytown Heritage Trust would respond by gifting a replacement seat. Trust board chair Carmel Ferguson comments that the trust did not seek to replace “old with old” but rather to carefully select a contemporary-style seat that would complement the Hub’s modern feel and add a comfortable, elegant design piece to the Main Street. “The seat has finally arrived after long delays but we are delighted with the outcome and hope that it will be enjoyed by many for years to come,” says Carmel Ferguson.
This event goes from strength to strength in popularity and this year in October, we had the pleasure of welcoming David Clarke as our guest speaker. David has been the director of Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown for over 30 years and an outstanding leader throughout that time in the enhancement of Arrowtown’s significant heritage treasures. Our trust felt that the synergies between the two towns were strong and decided to bring David to Greytown to tell us the story of the southern gem’s rise from sleepy hollow to international destination. A copy of his address can be found HERE. For Gareth Winter's 2016 Heritage Address, click .
Photo: David Clarke.
HISTORIC TREES ASSESSED
An assessment of the current listed trees in Greytown has been carried out and the proposed trees nominated by the public. Council will decide which trees will remain on the list. This will be notified as a plan change. The decision will be made at a Council meeting in February 2018. It will take some months before the plan change is operative.
Pictured: Consultant arborist Richie Hill and SWDC planner Annabel Hobson.
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