Here's an idea for a great Christmas gift - a lively history and heritage of Glenside illustrated in full colour.

Available for $15 from Onslow Historic Society, 88 Khandallah Road, Khandallah.

Open Sundays 1-4 pm.

 The Onslow Historic Society rooms are worth a visit. Located in the former Khandallah Telephone Exchange, the rooms have a great collection of reasonably priced booklets about local history. There are photograph collections, historical writings and a display along the walls of the Old Porirua Road, showing places of historic interest.

The Society was formed in 1968 and has published numerous booklets about Glenside, such as stories of Stebbings Valley and the Stebbings family, the Drake family, and the big railway viaduct that local children used to climb!