Keith’s long road

Through Halfaya Pass in North Africa to ‘La Strada’ in Italy, Lance Corporal Keith Watson drove for the length of the New Zealand campaign during WWII and then some.

Following the African campaign he participated in the parade for Winston Churchill, witnessed the bombing of Monte Cassino and was on active service at the end of the war in Europe. Serving for almost five years, Keith has many a story to tell.

When not interrupted by war he kept bees, raced boats, turned wood into art, raised a family and grew flowers.

A contrast if ever there was one. He shares his memories in this latest exhibition at the Kāpiti Coast Museum.

The exhibition, which includes many photos, newspaper articles and memorabilia, opened ANZAC Day 25th April 2011 and runs through to 31 May 2011.

The museum is open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 24pm, but also will open by arrangement for members of the public who request it. Entry is free.