A Line of Duckboards: More Thames Tales
Was the Kopu Bridge going to be named ‘The Star’ in honour of the local newspaper? What was the disgusting digestor that caused community outrage? Did the Greymouth ghost pay a visit to Thames? What of the big tycoon who planned a nitrate works for the town? Meghan Hawkes once again dips into the decades to give us a snapshot in time of people and events dug up from old newspapers during 1916 – 1946. Whimsical, trivial, comical, startling and curious – this is what people, the real gold of Thames and districts, once read about themselves.
Meghan Hawkes, author of “The Coming Year – a look back at Thames”, is a freelance writer published in a variety of magazines and is a popular columnist at Peninsula Press, Thames, with her “Hawkeye” and “Dead Cert” columns.