Saturday, 21 February 2009

Art Deco Weekend

This is Art Deco Weekend. Established in 1989 by the Art Deco Trust the weekend has developed into a huge event for Napier. The most important aspect so far as many people are concerned is the Veronica Bell Parade when the bell of HMS Veronica is brought before the people of Napier and rung as a remineder of the Earthquake of 1931 (the biggest disater to hit New Zealand since it has been inhabited by man) and the role played in the aftermath by H M S Veronica.

I posted blogs on the Earthquake and the role of HMS Veronica last year and so I shall not repeat them this year but I shall, weather and everything else permitting, write about the parade after it has taken place tomorrow.

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