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Prehistory

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The Spirit of the Derby Cup
Formerly the OBHC Keith Roper Cup
Rumour has it that various trolley derbies have been held throughout the Nelson region as far back as the 1920s

1960s and 1970s

Although records from this time are thin on the ground, we do know that there was (an annual?) Jaycees derby held down Waverley Road in Richmond in the late 1960s and early '70s - as documented in the 1968, 1969 and 1970 pages, which are comprised of excerpts from the Nelson Photo News scanned from photocopies generously supplied by Trevor Carston, donor of the Spirit of the Derby cup - formerly The Keith Roper Cup: awarded by the OBHC Trolley Derby and re-presented in 2009 by Colleen and Trevor Carston:
To be awarded annually to a competitor that has The Spirit of the Derby

Help Digitise the Nelson Photo News 1960 - 1972

The Nelson Provincial Museum and the Nelson Public Libraries are currently investigating the possibilities of conducting a collaborative project to digitise the first run of the Nelson Photo News published between 1962 and 1972.

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The Photo News
In order to make this project happen, they are applying for a grant from DigitalNZ and they need your help!!!

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