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In the early hours of Sunday May 15, 1977 fire destroyed the cattle pavilion which was being used to store wool by Feltex Wools Ltd. The fire destroyed or damaged $1 million worth of wool and razed the $200,000 building. This fire was one in a series of mysterious fires in the city on the Sunday morning. Seen here is the Showgrounds Wool Store at the height of the blaze.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Fi 11
Date
1977
Digitisation ID
2008N_Fi11_WOR_1426
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Pascal Street, Palmerston North

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arson,
crime,
emergency,
fire service,
flames,
palmerston north,
photographs,
smoke,
work,
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