Long before its windmill was built, or the first bubble of Foxton Fizz, the small Horowhenua township of Foxton was world famous for two young children from the Westwood family. Horowhenua Chronicle reporter Paul Williams delves into the files of the Foxton Historical Society and uncovers the story of the siblings who wowed the world.

Right from the beginning, there was something different about Ruby and Wilfred.

They were two of seven children born to Thomas and Sarah Westwood.

The first to arrive was Jack William in 1887. Then, at fairly regular intervals, came George Edward Bertram (1889), Elizabeth Eva