Marton's 150th renaming celebrations

Get dressed up in period costume and join in the fun on 5 October 2019

September 26, 2019

Celebrate Marton's history in the Rangitikei with a day of family-friendly activities and fun. Entertainment will centre around Marton's Memorial Hall and the adjacent Historic Village.

Inside the hall, there will be butter churning displays, old fashioned kids games', and many static displays recalling Marton's history. In the forecourt outside there will be a vintage car display and old engines. The Historic Village will be open for public viewing between 10am and 3pm.

Devonshire tea and scones will be on sale and there will be a photo booth set up so you can take your own photos in period costume.

There will be two free guided historic tours of High Street at 9.30 and 1.30 leaving from the James Cook Statue on High Street.

Each tour will take around 30 minutes and will be easy walking. Marton's "main" street in the late 1800s and 1900s was High Street and the tour will look at key buildings many of which have a fascinating history.

Get dressed up in your favourite period costume and join in the fun!

The image is of the wooden Club Hotel before it was rebuilt in brick in 1914.