Once upon a time, back in the nineties, Lynfield enjoyed an annual spring market day. The Avenue would be blocked off between Hillsborough Road and Community Church, with stall holders lined up in the middle of the median strip and alongside the park.
A band played in the park, and hundreds of people would wander along the road checking out the stalls, enjoying the vibe.
But for some, the most exciting part of the event was the kids’ trolley derby. Lining up just before the brow of the hill outside the Community Church the trolleys would hurtle down the hill, finally running out of steam as the road rose again.
Long time Lynfield resident Ralph Shirley remembers it well, and has got together with Ella Kumar to create another annual event in Lynfield and they need help.
If you’d like to be involved, call Ralph on 021 57 9966 or Ella Kumar on 021 0477 642.