50 Ferrymead Park Dr,
Heathcote, Christchurch

Phone: (03) 384 1970
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The following is a list of the current member societies of the Ferrymead Trust :

Canterbury Centre for Historic Film & Photography Inc.: 
Contact: John Goddard. +64-3-337-1846

Canterbury Railway Society:
Contact: Kevin Prince: +64-21-222-0638 or +64-3-384-4028
Facebook. www.facebook.com/CanterburyRailwaySociety 

The Canterbury Railway Society restores and operates New Zealand's finest collection of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, rolling stock, signalling equipment and buildings.

Diesel Traction Group Inc.:  
Contact: Steve Weir. Ph.+64-27-229-9546
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dieseltractiongroup 

The Diesel Traction Group Inc is the Christchurch-based operator of a fleet of ex-New Zealand Railways diesel-electric locomotives. Our fleet represents the full collection of NZ locomotives built by the English Electric Company and is a historically significant collection of early New Zealand diesel traction.

Ferrymead Aeronautical Society:  
Contact: Denys Jones. Ph. +64-27-229-9472 or +64-3-384-1846

The Ferrymead Aeronautical Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the civil and military aviation history of New Zealand. The Society currently holds a collection of 10 fixed wing aircraft, 4 complete or near-complete helicopters, 4 cockpit sections, a number of airport vehicles and a substantial collection of memorabilia and technical aviation literature."

Ferrymead Museums of Road Transport Inc:

Ferrymead Post & Telegraph Society:     
Contact: George Wealleans. Ph. +64-3-942-5122

Ferrymead Printing Society:  
Contact: Bud Obst. Ph. +64-3-329-3363
Facebook. www.facebook.com/ferrymeadprinting

Ferrymead 2ft Railway:    
Contact: George Wealleans. Ph. +64-3-942-5122
Facebook. www.facebook.com/groups/ferrymead2ft/?fref=ts 

Fire Services Historical Society: 
Contact: Brian Joyce. Ph. +64-27-436-0063 or +64-3-310-7558

The Fire Services Historical Society operates the most comprehensive fire related museum in New Zealand.

Friends of Ferrymead Fraternity Inc.:  
Contact. Martin James. Ph. +64-27-222-5447 or +64-3-388-2059

Garden City Model Railway Club: 
Contact: Allan Guy. +64-3-383-0760

Since 1979, the Garden City Model Railroad Club has been growing to the point that it is now open 7 days a week within the Ferrymead Heritage park.

Heathcote Studios Theatrical Society: 
Contact: Rose Wayne. Ph. +64-3-384-0131 or +64-27-840-4742
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Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heathcote-Studios-Theatrical-Society/453983154637002  

Heathcote Studios Theatrical Society is located within Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch, New Zealand. Heathcote Studios is a daytime theatre and dance studio.

Heritage Youth Inc.: 
Contact: Deborah Westlake. Ph. +64-3-383-9912

National Railway Museum of New Zealand Inc.: 
Contact: Brian Wheatley. Ph. +64-3-980-4228 or +64-21-148-2868
Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Railway-Museum-of-New-Zealand/235087929887672


The National Railway Museum is currently under construction with the goal to open the first stage of the National Railway Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch by the end of 2016.

Radio Preservation Society of New Zealand: 
Contact: Tony Forster. Ph. +64-3-384-5678
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Located in the Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, it broadcasts a variety of music spanning five decades, from the 1930s to the 1980s. It is the only station in Christchurch that plays vinyl LPs and 45s, along with 78 rpm recordings, tape cassettes and CDs. It is a rare resource for any person or group interested in learning more about New Zealand's music history and seeing an earlier radio station at work, one based on an era when the AM band was the only frequency of radio in New Zealand.

The Society of Rural History Inc.:  
Contact: Mike Lawson. Ph. +64-27-605-8750 or +64-3-332-9953
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Tramway Historical Society: 
Contact: Trambarn Ph. +64-3-384-1708

Since it was formed, the Society has taken on many projects – but is perhaps best known for the establishment of the Ferrymead Tramway – an operating Tramway at Ferrymead Heritage Park, where restored heritage steam, horse and electric trams recovered from throughout the South Island can be seen running. The society also has a small fleet of heritage omnibuses, and a working trolley bus line with examples of trolley buses from all the trolley bus systems in New Zealand.

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Last Updated 22/04/2015

By: Jane Armstrong

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