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The Star: February 15, 2018

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The Star 7 News Local News Now 150-year-old boots found in rubble Church ruins reveal lost treasures • By Bridget Rutherford A PAIR of leather work boots used to ward off evil spirits has been discovered in the rubble at the Sydenham Heritage Church site. The small boots, which are more than 150-years-old, were found by contractors as they cleared the site. A penny from 1868 with Queen Victoria on it was inside one of them to indicate the year they were left under the floor boards of the demolished church’s vestry office. Sydenham Heritage Trust chairwoman Dorothy Haywood said is was an exciting surprise. “The shoes were in the church because in Victorian times when the workers built a building, they left a pair of shoes inside to scare away the evil spirits because the shoes took on the shape of your foot.” She said it is interesting both boots were left as it was normal practice to leave one. Other items salvaged included part of the church’s first reverend Leonard Isitt’s pulpit, clay pipes, old coins, a Gould & Co chemist bottle, Sydenham School trophies, parts of the communion rail and ink pots. The category two heritage church, built in 1864, was damaged in the February 22, 2011, Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi HISTORY: Dorothy Haywood with the old boots found in the rubble of the former Sydenham Heritage Church. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER earthquake, and controversially demolished two days later. Contractors finally started clearing the pile of rubble early last year, with the last of it to go within the next week. Trust member Joshua Moot said the boots were well worn and had been resoled three times. He spent three days softening the leather and restoring them. There was a splatter of red paint on them, suggesting they belonged to one of the workers who painted the Gothic arch in the church, he said. The trust wants to construct a new community building on the site, which would display the items found. lt was unknown when that would happen. Ms Haywood said in the meantime, the site would be landscaped with a temporary car park to help raise funds for the rebuild. She said the church’s northern wall was still standing, but its future was still to be decided. “It’s been a long, long time, but now we can see our way to the future.” Thursday February 15 2018 • By Bridget Rutherford Fire rages, homes at risk Tram tracks concern for cyclists AN INVESTIGATION is under way to see whether the central city’s tram tracks should be improved to make it safer for cyclists to ride on them. It comes after the city council received reports of incidents caused by the tracks, and concerns about cycling on them. It is surveying cyclists on whether they have encountered problems since 2015, and what they were. City council transport planning and delivery manager Lynette Ellis said further information to fully understand the problem was needed before developing any “potential solutions.” “Council have received some concerns from residents and there have also been some reported accidents around the tram tracks.” The city council has contracted traffic engineering and planning company, ViaStrada, to help with the work. Ms Ellis said the survey results would be collated by the end of April. Any possible solutions would be reported to the city council once they had been assessed, she said. ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 3 MARCH 2018 nine bands. one day. THE FEELERS MENTAL AS ANYTHING THE MOCKERS STELLAR THE NARCS THE LADY KILLERS THE WARRATAHS Have you checked your underfloor repairs? This is the sort of ‘repair’ we are finding. www.selwynsounds.co.nz Tickets ON SALE NOW We will go under your house and give you peace of mind for free. Ph: 03 377 8855 | 130 Ferry Road, Christchurch E: reception@earthquakeservices.co.nz | W: www.earthquakeservices.co.nz NO WIN NO FEE