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Community Board Adds Rangiora History to Temporary Business Building
Monday, 29 October 2012
In a further move to add interest, character and colour to Rangiora’s High Street retail area, the Rangiora Community Board is installing large historic photos on the walls of one of the temporary business accommodation buildings.
The idea, a brainchild of board member Keith Galloway, will see the historic photos, which have been sourced from the Rangiora Museum, enlarged and mounted onto the external wall of the temporary Paper Plus shop, facing out onto Durham Street.
Ten historic Rangiora photos were selected from the originals held by the Rangiora and Districts Early Records Society and Museum and enlarged by Rangiora’s Horton Signs to 1.8 metres wide and 1.2 metres high. They will be displayed on a rotating basis to provide continued interest value and to allow for replacements in the event of any damage – eight of them being on display at any one time.
The possibility of weather or vandal damage has been taken into account with the photos mounted on a special five millimetre aluminium board with an anti-graffiti film.
The photos were installed on Saturday 27 October 2012 and it is likely that the display will remain in place for the life of the temporary business accommodation although no specific period has been set by the Community Board.
Community Board Advocate
Phone: (03) 311 8900 ext. 8655
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