Bridge scissors; 1.78.284


Bridge scissors

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Silver scissors in black box with silver plate on lid engraved "ASHBURTON BRIDGE Official Opening 29th August 1931 Presented to Mrs H C B Withell on cutting of ribbon" Later used by Jenny Shipley M.P. and Deputy Mayor Joy Harris when the Ashburton Art Gallery/ Museum complex was opened September 16, 1995. Used again on April 8, 1998 by Prime Minister Jenny Shipley to open the restored sexton's room at the Ashburton cemetery and extensions to the Ashburton Plunket Rooms. Used by Prime Minister Helen Clark on May 9, 2008 to open the new Ashburton Performing Arts Theatre.

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