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Herbert J Woodfield is listed as having a livery stable in Cuba Street, Palmerston North, from c1915, and by 1922 having Woodfield's Motor Garage at the same address. In 1928 the garage moved to Beresford Street and continued to operate until the 1950s. Information attached to the photograph indicates that Mr George Roberts (smaller gentleman in the photograph) from Mangatainoka took over the garage from Mr Woodfield. Herbert Woodfield died in 1945. To the left can be see the Central Fire Station which operated from 1910 to 1926, when it was out grown and a new fire station was built further down the street.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2009P_Bc441_BUI_2529
Title
Woodfields Motor Garage, Cuba Street
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bc 441
Date
circa 1922 to circa 1927

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Place
Cuba Street, Palmerston North

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cars,
mechanic,
photographs,
service station,
vehicles,
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