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Lancaster Park Legends Given Pieces of History

19 April, 2000


Canterbury Brewery was yesterday brimming with sporting legends all sharing Lancaster Park yarns and receiving actual pieces of the park to take home with them.

At a special presentation, Canterbury Draught presented approximately 30 rugby and cricket sporting greats with mounted pieces of the now demolished No. 4 stand roof, sponsored for ten years by Canterbury Draught.

Among other big names, the recipients included Sir Richard Hadlee, Walter Hadlee, Lance Cairns, Dick Motz, Graham Dowling, Brian Hastings, Rod Latham, Tane Norton, Richard Loe, Warwick Taylor and Fergie McCormick.

The numbered plaques are 800mm by 400mm and each one includes a map showing where the individual pieces come from.

“The No. 4 stadium was demolished in 2000 but it will always be an icon for Cantabrians,” said Lion Breweries regional director David Barley.

“Built in the 1920s it was a unique stand that became instantly recognisable in the 1990s with the Canterbury Draught logo so prominent.”

“This event was a way to capture a piece of sporting history and for the legends to take a piece of very personal history home with them – their response in receiving this memorabilia was extremely positive.”

The roof was cut into 800 pieces. Plaques were also given to the Order of St Johns to use as fundraising and others will be used in promotional activities around the region.


For more information contact:

Kym O’Gorman
Public Relations Manager
Lion Breweries
Tel: (09) 358-8503 or (025) 475-520

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