Well, come rain or shine, the Avondale-Waterview Historical Society hope to be able to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of St Ninian's church building on 8 April 2010. (Showers and westerlies are predicted for that day -- I'm crossing fingers they either don't come between 10 and 11 that day, or the weatherman stuck the wrong finger out the utterly wrong window.)
Doesn't matter if there's only a few there on the day, just as long as awareness of our oldest building is kept up. And I, for one, keep reminding the powers-that-be that it's important to us here in Avondale.
The local Community Board have been brilliant -- they have granted the Society $720 towards the cost of printing the first 200 issues of a commemoration booklet I've pulled together. After those have gone, I'll publish the compilation online (link to come).