Captain Anthony Wilding – Wimbledon champion, killed in action 9 May 1915

Captain Anthony Wilding was the first and - so far - the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. His record in the International Tennis Hall of Fame reads: Career Achievements Top Ranking World No. 1 (1911) Grand Slam Results 11-time major champion and 4-time finalist Olympics Bronze Medal in Men’s Indoor Singles at the…
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Halswell Heroes

I started to research the Halswell Heroes late last year, as Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre was gearing up to open. The project involves staff from nearby libraries; Upper Riccarton and Spreydon as well as the staff from the old Halswell library. We all chose a soldier from the Halswell War Memorial, and have been researching…
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Remembering them

Taking a ride on the tram is becoming a bit of a school holiday habit for the Young Lad and I.  On our trip round the loop the other day, we passed the Field of Remembrance at Cranmer Square. Field of Remembrance. Flickr, 2015-03-27-IMG_6779 I have to admit that Anzac Day has never really meant much…
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