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The Floral Festival was a weeklong series of events organised by the Palmerston North Public Relations Organisation between the 17th and 22nd of February 1958. The events were well attended, and many businesses got into the spirit of the occasion with floral themed window displays, quizzes, fashion shows and film festival showings. The event was topped off by the parade, attended by hundreds of people along the route.

This image depicts a motor vehicle covered with flowers.The side of the car has a motif in blue and red, possibly spelling the theme or owner of the work.

After the festival, The Manawatū Standard reported (25 February 1958) "Many people have congratulated Mr Beckett [Public Relations Officer] and his assistant Miss B. Norman, on the success of the Floral Festival which brought to the city visitors from over a wide area. With the influx of these visitors trade in the local retail stores automatically quickened in tempo, and it would appear that the festival did much for Palmerston North."

This image is from the slide collection of Nola Wilson

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2006-12
Date
February 22, 1958
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Slide
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Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Whakarongo Women's Institute Float
Floral Festival Parade - Dainty Disguised Motor Car
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Glaxo Laboratories Ltd. float
Floral Festival Parade - Youth for Christ float
Floral Festival Parade - Entertainer on Stilts
Floral Festival Parade - Decorated Car
Floral Festival Parade - The Plunket Queen, Miss D. Sunley

Pūnaha whakarōpū

Ngā tūtohu
blossoms,
cars,
floral parade,
Tūtohu Hapori

Tuku kōrero mai mō te whakararu

Ngā rauemi e whai pānga ana

Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Whakarongo Women's Institute Float
Floral Festival Parade - Dainty Disguised Motor Car
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Combined Retail Stores Swan float
Floral Festival Parade - Glaxo Laboratories Ltd. float
Floral Festival Parade - Youth for Christ float
Floral Festival Parade - Entertainer on Stilts
Floral Festival Parade - Decorated Car
Floral Festival Parade - The Plunket Queen, Miss D. Sunley