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More Info →Letter from the Town Clerk, PNCC, regarding the opening of the new Clock Tower in The Square

In 1953 Arthur Hopwood gifted the city of Palmerston North £10,000 to build a tower in The Square to hold the clock and chimes removed from the Post Office after the 1942 earthquake. It was opened in 1957. In reply to Mr J J Coffey, 5 Ada Street, Palmerston North, suggestion that the Governor General be invited to open the new structure the Council thanked him but said would be a quiet ceremony due to the health of Arthur Hopwood.

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Correspondence
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2007Pa_PNCC1/5/5File31/1_CLO_0519
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Letter from the Town Clerk, PNCC, regarding the opening of the new Clock Tower in The Square
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PNCC 1/5/5. file 31/1
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PNCC Archives

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Palmerston North
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February 27, 1957

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Palmerston North City Council

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