Many will recognise our Big Buddy Gavin Sheehan for his part in our current #3lifelessons poster, Facebook and Instagram campaign. But probably very few will realise the other great work that Gavin is doing in his local community; has been preserving street plaques that commemorate local Auckland men who gave their lives in WWI. This Sunday, you can join him on Auckland’s North Shore.
Pictured with his wife Kerri and daughter Georgia, Gavin has spent 5 years resurrecting, saving and replacing eight unique Memorial Street Name Plaques throughout Auckland streets in Takapuna, Milford and Forrest Hill. Gavin’s Little Buddy Jeffrey “keenly helped me scout the area in the early part of my project, trying to find the plaques” says the 5 + year mentor.
“The project was completed just in time for this year’s Auckland Heritage Festival and I proudly conducted a guided walk around all the plaques, giving a bit of background on all the boys and enlightening many locals on something that few were aware of. I was overwhelmed the same day by being awarded the 2018 Heritage Education Award by the Devonport / Takapuna Local Board, for my efforts on this project.”
THIS ARMISTICE DAY YOU CAN WALK WITH GAVIN TOO
WHAT: A walk for this Armistice Day on the North Shore.
WHEN: November 11 at 2pm.
WHERE: Starting at Potters Park (Rose Gardens) on the corner of Anzac St and Lake Rd, Takapuna.
FORMAT: Walk the four Takapuna sites, Drive to Milford, Walk the three Milford sites and then Drive to the one Forrest Hill site.
CONTACT: Feel free to contact Gavin on 020 4064 1246 with any questions