Saturday 24 February 2024

Hall

In between Greymouth and Hokitika, in fact it's nearer to the latter is this little hall located in Stafford. It looks like a type of historical building that's in a very country like area with only a few houses around. I did manage to ask a lady walking past what the building was used for and she said it use to be the local community hall. I don't know if it is still used but as you can see on both photos it looks like wood and iron contribute to it's construction.



 his is the side of it. Now the tiny town of Stafford is one of those places that was part of the gold rush era of the 1800s. In 1870 the township contained 37 hotels and 17 stores with most of the population of people being Scandinavians but these days it's a shadow of it's former self as most of the properties there are houses and small farms.

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5 comments:

roentare said...

The tin shed from gold era is looking fantastic

Sharon said...

It looks quite attractive in that first photo and just a little shabby in the second one. It's probably been well used.

Iris Flavia said...

Like a ghost-town nearly! Interesting!

s.c said...

The side view gives it away.Work to be done.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's always fun to see those ghost towns (or almost ghost anyway) that are left from mining booms! We've visited several in this country -- California, Idaho, and especially Alaska. You can learn a lot and they are so interesting to explore.

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