This weekend is Art Deco Weekend. I have just discovered that I have done 36 previous posts with this label. Anyway I shall plough on regardless of the fact that I may have told and shown you all this before. The Veronica Bell was given to the City of Napier after the HMS Veronica was decomissioned. I shall not repeat the story which you can read on my previous post: The Earthquake: The Role of HMS Veronica . However I shall post some new photos.
|The hanging of The Veronica Bell in The Soundshell|
|The re-dedication of The Bell|
|The ringing of The Bell. The ringer was a Napier man serving on RNZN Canterbury.|
|So that's what you lug around, Adrian. At least you don't have to wear the uniform!|
|The NZ Defence Force treats this event seriously|