Joan Blackburn

Joan Blackburn has helped fund

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Meghan Hawkes

I have a completed book of the tales that lie behind the headstones in Thames and districts cemeteries. They are a collection of my columns which were published in the Peninsula Press, Thames, and were very popular. The book is in PDF format ready to print, the cover designed and it has an ISBN number and barcode. All the hard yards are done but I have found obtaining after-funding for a project difficult. I need to raise funds to cover the initial printing cost only. Once selling, I will be able to fund further print runs. I have loved documenting the lives and deaths of the district’s early settlers. It is privilege to give readable, interesting history back to the area and with your help I can continue.

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The Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust

The Archibald Baxter Peace Garden is a project of national significance to honour those conscientious objectors and their legacy of principled resistance to war

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