Vintage Vault open

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Richardson Group director Jocelyn O'Donnell (left) shows her mother Shona Richardson and display artist Gaye McElroy a tea cosy at the recently unveiled Vintage Vault at Bill Richardson Transport World. Photo: Janette Gellatly

Officially opened after the Mother’s Day High Tea (May 14) which was held in Bill’s Shed, the former engineer’s shed has been transformed into an intimate, yet homely displays of family memorabilia, past handcrafts and women’s social history.

Mrs Richardson said the area had been converted from the engineer’s shed to the New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame before being transformed into the Vintage Vault. The hall of fame was now situated along one of the mezzanine floors. Mrs O’Donnell said she had a vision of how she wanted the display area to look and consulted with Mrs McElroy, who “pulled it together for me”. The exhibition would continue to grow as donations and “finds” were added to it, Mrs McElroy said.

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