Reunion Programme 2001

William Nelson Reunion – 9th 10th 11th Nov. 2001


To assist the events of the weekend to flow smoothly there are one or two points of which you need to be aware.

Name tags: The coloured stickers show payments you have made.
Green:- entry to Ormlie.
Orange:- boxed lunch.
Purple:- dinner.
Blue:- Church lunch.

CHURCH: at Woodford House. Please note the altered time. The service will now be held at 11a.m. with a light lunch to follow, instead of morning tea. Cost is still $4.00  We apologise if this alteration causes any inconvenience but is beyond our control.  We would appreciate you letting us know immediately should your decision to attend or not alter, as we may need to adjust catering numbers.  Contact Jenny Nelson or Margaret Walmsley.

St Matthews church will be open Sunday afternoon especially so that family may see the organ.

Woodford House is in Havelock North.  From Hastings, follow the Havelock Road, turn right into Middle Road, Lucknow Rd, right to Kopanga Rd, Iona Rd.  Note the cemetery where William Nelson is buried and Keirunga Gardens – former home of his son, George.  St Matthews church is on the corner of King St & Lyndon Rd, Hastings.

BOXED LUNCHES:- to be collected from the registration desk on Saturday morning between 11a.m. and 12 noon.

PHOTOGRAPHS:- You will need to have your picnic fairly near to 12 o’clock as it is planned to begin photographs soon after 1p.m. so that by about 1.30 the lineage photos will begin from the eldest child down.  In order, William’s children were – Henry (ND), Ida, Fr. Montague, George, Ernest (ND), Mildred, Eva, Oswald, Gertrude, Lionel & Hilda. First group photos will be of descendants including adopted children and then spouses etc. Please assemble promptly with the person holding the sign pertaining to your group promptly.  One group being photographed, one group waiting and one group assembling should see this accomplished fairly painlessly.  At the end we plan a massed photo with everyone included.

Afternoon tea will be served at 2.45pm. immediately prior to:-

THE BOOK LAUNCH:- It is hoped to begin at approx 3.15p.m.  There will be some short speeches. The celebration cake will be cut by Mrs Rachel Renton and then the books may be collected.  Prepaid books to be collected from the appropriate table and must be signed for, please.

If you are collecting books on behalf of another person we also need a contact phone number as well as your signature.

The post publication price is $55.00 per copy and will continue to be available from:-

John Renton
47 Tainui Drive
Ph 877-2444

Margaret Walmsley
21 Palmbrook Ave
Ph 877-7024

p & p $5.50 extra.

The Wisteria:- It is hoped to raise sufficient money to erect a suitable support for this grand old survivor. Your donations would be appreciated.

Ormondville Rail:- Has an historic Nelsons railway wagon they are endeavouring to restore and preserve.  They are doing a grand job and also need funds.  Your donations large or small would be appreciated.

Saturday Dinner:- Venue – The  Cheval room is at the racecourse on the corner of Southland & Prospect Rds. Hastings.

Please note slightly later time:-   Drinks 7 p.m.
Dinner 8 p.m.

Photographs will be on display for order with payment at the dinner.

Please sign the attendance book to register your presence.

REMINDER:- Please bring your chairs, tables etc on Saturday

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