A strong post-quake theme runs through the February/ March edition of St Albans News, hardly surprising as February 22 marks five years since the second major quake struck Christchurch with gravity-defying force. A story about asbestos on a site in Mersey St brings home the possible dangers we now face with this once popular building material. Daph Parkins looks at life in St Albans in the early 1850s, through a selection from her grandfather’s memoirs, and rebuilding that will transform St Albans School into a learning centre for the 21st century is underway. All this and more in the latest edition of our very own newsletter. Click on the image to view the pdf.