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This photograph shows the Lakelet on the west side of The Square, near the Church Street corner. The clothing worn by the children dates them to the 1920s. JP Leary's music business was in existence in 1920 and Mortensen the watchmaker was trading around 1916-1925. The cannon in the centre of the picture was installed in 1909 after being purchased from the Defense Department. The buildings are, from left: Mortensen Watchmaker and Jeweller; GJ Hancock and Sons, Painters & Decorators, Signwriters; William Park Booksellers and Stationer; R Leary, Chemist; JP Leary, Pianoforte & Music sellers; Wighton's Seed Store; Tatton & Son, Dentist; Wycherley & Son, Saddler; Coles.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_Sq179_008893
Title
Children Play in The Square
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 179
Date
1920 to 1925

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Place
The Square, Palmerston North

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dentists,
duck pond,
fun,
g j hancock and son,
j p leary,
ladies toilet room,
leary's pharmacy,
mortensen,
play,
summer,
tatton and son,
the square,
w park,
water,
wighton's seed store,
william park,
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