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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Suspicious fire damages church where my parents married :-(

Ohhh no this is terrible :-(
St Pauls, Cnr Cashel and Madras Street, Christchurch.

The beautiful $800,000 organ is ruined.

A news item including video of the damage

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/2721692/Fire-at-St-Pauls-Trinity-church/


A still from a family video of St Paul's [to the left with columns] on the day of my parents marriage 1959

On October 17th 2009 it will be 50 years since my parents married here.

It had just received funding for future strengthening work.
http://www.infonews.co.nz/news.cfm?l=1&t=97&id=38616


Tragic.

Update on the church:
22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake obliterated the church.  It was under repair from the 4 September 2010 quake at the time.
http://tinyurl.com/9stze6t

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