Our replica RSA was opened on 27. November 2019 by Nelson RSA and Richmond-Waimea RSA. They furbished our RSA with items from WWII. There is a board of Nelson area soldiers who died during WWII. We could research them and found all of them except two soldiers we could’t find any information.
Where I have been...
The building started as the deck of our Hiddlestone building and Scott added a building over the deck.
First we used the building as a storage shed and Scott later changed it into the RSA building.
How I got here...
1970s photo of Nelson RSA
13.4.2014 the verandah of the Hiddlestone building became our RSA
16.4.2014 the truck delivered the verandah
13.5.2014 the start of the building which was first a storage shed and the our RSA
1.10.2014 the storage shed is finished
23.3.2017 addition of the back of the RSA into the garden bar
23.3.2017 start of the back of the RSA into the garden bar
18.5.2017 the start of the transformation of the storage shed into the RSA
5.6.2017 measuring where we want the counter and how long and how high it should be
4.7.2017 the back of the RSA, Scott installed a window
11.7.2017 the building is ready for inside decoration.
11.7.2017 the back of the RSA
1.8.2017 1970s zip in working condition and 1970s carpet. Scott changed the roof-line that he could fit a door at the back of the building
11.8.2017 installation of our fridge on the outside of the building
11.8.2017 installation of our fridge. There was not enough room to put the fridge inside so Scott installed it from the outside and build a little building over it.
3.8.2017 board of soldiers before restoration
9.8.2017 restored board of Nelson area soldiers who died during WWII
1.10.2017 enjoying a milk shake
10.11.2017 RSA garden bar not yet with rain cover
11.8.2017 RSA with a 1970s pinball machine. This pinball machine is a fundraiser for us.
11.8.2017 on the left our fridge
22.11.2017 we made a sand bag retaining wall. The sand bags are filled with dry concrete and held in place with steel rods. We added water to the sandbar wall and the concrete did set.
29.11.2017 opening of our RSA
28.11.2017 opening of our RSA, Rob McAllister did the flag rising.