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Images and Song - Memories of Milford

 A great family day, organised by Milford Residents Association as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival

The Milford Residents' Association is hosting another delightful day of memories and music at the Milford Reserve as part of the 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival.

From the 1910s to the 1950s, Milford was one of Auckland's most popular entertainment destinations with the attractions of the beach, Ye Olde Pirate Shippe dance hall, the Milford Picturedrome, tea kiosks and the huge saltwater swimming pool.

Many people still fondly recall going to dances at the Pirate Shippe while others are amazed that such a curious structure ever existed on the Milford foreshore. 

In 2014, we are hosting the sophisticated Mira Lacey Jazz Ensemble in a concert of great songs evoking the era of Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday. Mira has a beautiful alto voice and a backing ensemble of top jazz musicians who will capture the atmosphere of Milford's heyday brilliantly.

We have over 40 new photographs in our exhibition including pictures of devastating storm damage in 1936 and of the early town centre and homes in the 1920s. 

If you have a vintage/classic car (1910s to 1950s) and would like to be part of our car display, please contact

This is a free event generously funded by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

Sunday October 12th, Noon until 5pm, Milford Reserve, Craig Road, Milford.

Photo exhibition noon to 5.00pm, Concert 2.30pm to 4pm.

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by Channel Magazine