Thursday, July 30, 2015

Team Ako Mollywood

Welcome to Mollywood where all the famous people live.  Mosgiel (aka Mollywood) gained it's nicename for the Hollywood style sign at the entrance to this beautiful little town.

This quote from the New Zealand Herald explains the history of the sign.

The sign was the brain child of Neil Buckley, a member of the Mosgiel Rotary Club and the Mosgiel Retailers' Association.
"Basically it was an idea I had in July 1986 as I felt that Mosgiel should be put on the map a wee bit more," Mr Buckley says.
"I felt we needed a bit of publicity for the town - and we got it."
Mr Buckley approached both the Rotary club and retailers' association, who agreed it was a good idea. The sign was adopted as a 50th anniversary project for the Rotary club.
"We started building it in early 1987 ... and it was finally assembled in 25 July 1987. And on Wednesday the 29th it was lit up by the Mayor of Mosgiel, the late Allan Seddon."
Mosgiel's tale echoes Wellywood sign debate
By Paul Harper
6:38 PM Tuesday May 24, 2011
Date retrieved: 30 July 2015

Luck visitors to this tremendously inviting attraction will also be able to enjoy a spot of geocaching at one of two caches nearby.  One is aptly named "Mollywood" and the other "By Gum".

1 comment:

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