‘Messiah’ Sing-in

I sang in a ‘Messiah‘ Sing-in in the Mt Albert Methodist  Church on Sunday 14th November. I last sang this work about 40 years ago in Paeroa, near Thames. My late dad sang bass on that occasion, I sang in the tenor section.

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Sydney Bound

Second week in January 2011, my brother  Paul and I are off to Sydney for a week.

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Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog site.

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Grandaughter Born

Born on Saturday 8 May 2010 in Dunedin, New Zealand – Meghan Elizabeth Goldfinch. Meghan is my daughter Helen’s third child. Meghan is my second grandaughter. Son-in-law Mark , grandson Samuel & grandaughter Mollie welcome Meghan with love as do I and other family members. – Chris Apthorp
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Death of Uncle Peter

Dr Peter Apthorp died in Masterton New Zealand on Sunday 10th January 2010. Uncle Peter was my father’s twin brother. Dr Peter and Dr John Apthorp (both Medical Doctors) were born in Hamilton New Zealand on the 26th February 1926.
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Dad

My Dad Dr John Apthorp died suddenly on Monday 23rd November. Dad’s Funeral was held in Thames on Thursday 26th November. Dad’s ashes were interred with those of Mum Phyllis Mary Apthorp in The Garden of Remembrance, Totara Memorial Cemetery just outside the town of Thames New Zealand.
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Mum

Phyllis (Mary) Apthorp died on may the 7th. Mum was almost 83 (born 26 May 1926). Mary’s funeral took place in thames on Monday 11th May. Mum’s grave is in the Totara Memorial Cemetery near Thames.
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Computer Repaired

Have been off line for quite a while. The Computer is now repaired and in fine working order.
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Return from Overseas – 2007

Having left New Zealand after easter – ( April 10 ) I spent a month in the united kingdom. I saw where I lived as a 2 year old in west london – chiswick, went to a family meeting in Brighton – the Apthorp historical society and discovered the final resting place of my late grandfather – music teacher – EH Apthorp,  originally from London but worked and lived in Hamilton NZ. He died north of Brighton in 1964 aged 72.
On my return to nz, I spent 4 days in Melbourne australia, before beginning my supermarket job in Hamilton
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