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Lest we Forget... a poignant reminder

Written by Kae Condon on April 22nd, 2013.      0 comments

Martin (copy)As a mother of two, both of whom went to Birkenhead Primary School,  in past year's we have made an effort to take the children to share with them the living reminder of our history through the parade.  As an onlooker in the crowd, and with a father in law who fought in WW11 serving in the Navy, on the Gambia and Achilles.  I never fail to get a lump in my throat at the sight of assembled forces.  It is a  moving and valuable way we can honour the sacrifices made. Many people in the community must agree with this sentiment if the growing numbers each year are an indication. The parade starts on Mokoia Road, outside Birkenhead Primary School at 9.45 and travels at 10.00 from that location down to the War Memorial in Mahara Avenue.  The memorial service lasts for approximately 30 minutes. 
I encourage you to get down this year and enjoy the sense of community with the rest of the Village.  In the first world war Birkenhead Bourough sent 261 men, and we lost 16 beautiful sons.

If you enjoy history;;; don't miss the opportunity to discover more of the local context at  the Birkenhead Historical Museum at 44 Mahara Avenue - always open after the parade for viewing and sharing. The historic white crosses placed outside for the day each have a name of a local son we lost. 

Hope to see you there!

Picture of Martin Condon with his mother Evelyn

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Mid Winter Magic Starts 16th July 2013

‘Best Children’s Magic Act 2012’ will be in Birkenhead Village Wednesday 17th and 24th 11:30am-1pm. He will be progressively strolling the village magic spots holding 10-15 minute presentations 12:00-12:15pm at the specified venues.

Street Cafes – Daytime Wednesdays
Casa Del Gelato                               Booked for Wednesday 24th July 12-12:15pm
2 Mokoia Road
Dutch Delight                                   Strolling
3-5 Birkenhead Avenue
OTT Patisserie                                  Strolling
2 Birkenhead Avenue
Hum                                                  Booked for Wednesday 17th July 12-12:15pm
6 Mokoia Road
Bloom Cupcakes                              Strolling
219 Hinemoa Street
Bungalo                                           Strolling
96 Mokoia Road
Lemon Tree                                     Strolling
17 Rawene Road
Word of Mouth                                 Strolling
17 Mokoia Road
Ziggy’s Cafe                                     Strolling
259 Hinemoa Street
Tongue and Groove                        Strolling
55 Birkenhead Avenue
Cafe 47                                            Strolling
47 Birkenhead Avenue

Street Family Restaurants – Earlybird Evening Thursdays and Saturdays
Blitza Pizza                                     Booked for Thursday 18th & Saturday 27th 6pm
9-11 Birkenhead Avenue
Dutch Delight                                  Booked for Thursday 25th & Saturday 20th July 6pm
3-5 Birkenhead Avenue
Slipp Inn                                         Strolling
83 Birkenhead Avenue
Indique                                           Strolling
18 Birkenhead Avenue
Masala Birkenhead                        Strolling
190a Hinemoa Street
Sagar Indian Restaurant                Strolling
73 Mokoia Road
China Hong Kong Cuisine             Strolling
64 Mokoia Road
Golden Phoenix Chinese             Strolling
63 Mokoia Road
Art of Thai                                    Strolling
30 Birkenhead Avenue
Royal Thai                                    Strolling
243 Hinemoa Street
Hayashi Japanese Restaurant      Strolling
261 Hinemoa Street
Pine House Korean Restaurant    Strolling
50a Mokoia Road
Ta-Ke                                           Strolling
39 Birkenhead Avenue
Thai Yum                                     Strolling
23 Birkenhead Avenue
Yummy Korean BBQ                    Stolling
23 Mokoia Road
Chef Rasa Saya                           Strolling
25 Mokoia Road
Hola Burritos                                Stolling
217 Hinemoa Road
Three Kings Restaurant & Bar     Strolling
52b Mokoia Road
Kebab Serai                                Strolling
31 Mokoia Road
Royal Spice                                 Strolling
257 Hinemoa Street
Coo Japanese Kitchen                Strolling
50c Mokoia Road

Highbury Mall – Daytime Tuesdays & Fridays
Strolling the Highbury Mall on Tuesday 16th & 23rd and Friday 19th & 26th between 11:30am – 1pm.
Highbury Mall, 35 Mokoia Road, Shop 1
Robert Harris
Highbury Mall, 35 Mokoia Road, Shop 15
Mr Bagels
Highbury Mall, 35 Mokoia Road, Shop 9
Highbury Mall, 35 Mokoia Road, Shop 24
Papas Tasty Kebabs
Highbury Mall, 35 Mokoia Road, Shop 25

Mid Winter Fairies
Face Painting magical stations
Thursday 18th outside Casa Del Gelato 12pm
Thursday 25th outside Chelsea Paper Power 12pm
Fairies strolling on Tuesday 16th & 23rd, Saturday 20th & 27th between 11:30am – 1pm.

Misha the Musician
Playing magical tunes through the village on Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm and Saturdays 6:00-8:00pm.
Check out the Argentinian movie Sidewalls trailer!

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