This Anzac Day (25 April 2018) at 10am, I am giving a guided tour of the church to talk about the 14 men who died during World War One who are memorialised in the church, at Old St Paul’s, Mulgrave Street, Wellington.
I will be telling some of the amazing stories about these men I have found while doing my research project about the church, including about Richard John Seddon’s son, and his mother’s failed effort to have his body returned to New Zealand, and about the man who faked his age, name, family and date of birth, in his attempt to get to the war. There are also many fascinating other stories to tell.
We have timed this event for 10am so that if you are attending the Wellington Citizens’ Wreath-Laying Service at the Wellington Cenotaph, in front of the parliament buildings, at 9am, you can come straight up the road from there to Old St Paul’s.
Everyone is welcome, no need to book. See you at 10am on Anzac Day. The event will be followed by a traditional rum/coffee, and Anzac Biscuits. I look forward to seeing you there.