Welcome to the Swanson Heritage website – Under Construction
On the map below, you can explore the heritage of Swanson, both old and more recent. It includes buildings, foundations, locations, natural features and people.
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Samuel Taylor was born in July 1829 in the parish of Sakenham in Hertford, a rural area where Sam’s future would have been as a farm labourer or in the army. When he was 18, Samuel enlisted for the 58th Rutlandshire Regiment of Foot on 24 June 1848, stationed at Chatham in Kent. In May 1849 Samuel left for New Read more...
In November 1977 Margaret Saunders set up her first pharmacy business in the village on a site opposite the Ponderosa. At that time Swanson was still very much a rural community with no local doctor. After a long fight with the then Waitemata County Council, Margaret moved the pharmacy to its present location at 708 Swanson Road. It had to Read more...
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