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Christmas 1942 booklet from the Vatican Picture Gallery
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Christmas 1942 booklet from the Vatican Picture Gallery

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. This booklet was given to him when he was a prisoner of war in Italy. He used the book as a diary and recorded details about his life in Tuturana Camp (Brindisi) in Southern Italy.

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1942
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Tuturana Prisoner of War Camp, Southern Italy
 
Bainesse School Jubilee photo album
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Bainesse School Jubilee photo album

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. This album covers the Bainesse School 50th and 60th Jubilee celebrations.

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Bainesse
 
Postcard for war prisoners sent by Ron Grammer

Postcard for war prisoners sent by Ron Grammer

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. This letter was written to Mr Tom A. Grammer by his son Ronald Grammer when he was a prisoner of war in Italy.

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Italy
 
Australian Military Forces Leave Pass B 843625

Australian Military Forces Leave Pass B 843625

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. This leave pass was issued when Ron Grammer was part of the NZ Expeditionary Force.

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New Zealand Army
 
Letter to Ronald Grammer from Social Security Department

Letter to Ronald Grammer from Social Security Department

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. This letter was written to Ron Grammer in 1944 about his War Pension.

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1943
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Wellington
 
Ron Grammer's Christmas biscuits wrapper

Ron Grammer's Christmas biscuits wrapper

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two and was a prisoner of war in Bardia, Italy.

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Date
1942
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Bardia, Italy
 
Letter from Ronald Grammer to his father

Letter from Ronald Grammer to his father

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. This letter was written to Mr Tom A. Grammer by his son Ronald Grammer when he was a prisoner of war in Italy, 1943.

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1943
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No. 1 Labour Camp, Italy
 
Letter from Stuart Grammer to father

Letter from Stuart Grammer to father

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Stuart Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and brother of Ron Grammer. The family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Stuart Grammer served in World War Two. This Christmas greetings from the 2nd N.Z.E.F letter was written to Mr Tom . A. Grammer by his son Gnr. Stuart Grammer.

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1944
 
Letter from Ron Grammer to father T. A. Grammer

Letter from Ron Grammer to father T. A. Grammer

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in world war Two. This letter was written to Mr Tom . A. Grammer by his son Ronald Grammer when he was a prisoner of war in Italy, 1943.

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1943
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Transit 85. PM3450, Italy (Prisoner of war camp)
 
Palmerston North: A Portfolio of Six Sketches 1
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Palmerston North: A Portfolio of Six Sketches

John Tidball, a Palmerston North commercial artist, trained at Harrow School of Art in England. He lived in Australia for 15 years and then moved to Palmerston North. He now lives in Ashhurst and continues to paint [2018]. These six sketches show popular scenes from the Manawatū region, including local landmarks and street scenes.

 
Band rotunda at Victoria Esplanade 1
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Band rotunda at Victoria Esplanade

Development began on the Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North, named to mark Queen Victoria's 60th jubilee, in 1897. The band rotunda was situated at the Fitzherbert Avenue end of the Esplanade. Originally built in The Square in 1898 it was moved to the Esplanade in 1907. In 1966 it was demolished due to its poor state of repair.

 
Bennett & Co's Souvenir Views of Palmerston North 1
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Bennett & Co's Souvenir Views of Palmerston North

"Bennett & Co's Souvenir Views of Palmerston North and Feilding, Published by Bennett & Co., Palmerston North." This booklet contained a variety of popular views from Palmerston North and Feilding, including churches in town towns, Palmerston North Public Hospital, the Victoria Esplanade Gardens, The Square and various rural views.

 
Manawatu Standard Christmas Social

Manawatu Standard Christmas Social

This image ran in the Manawatu Evening Standard on December 13 1960 with the caption, "The staff of the Manawatu Standard held their annual Christmas social on Saturday. Some of the members and guests are seen here."

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December 1960
 
Christmas in Broadway Avenue

Christmas in Broadway Avenue

Looking down Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, from the corner of The Square and Broadway, showing Christmas decorations strung across the street. The photograph features the three buildings that comprised Collinson and Cunninghame Ltd, established in 1904. The tallest of the three buildings was built in 1964-1965, and now houses Farmer's department store (2007). Further down can be seen the State and Regent Theatres.

 
Swimming at the Manawatu River

Swimming at the Manawatu River

A groups of friends on a swimming excursion to the Manawatu River, accessed at the end of Albert Street, Palmerston North. From left: Tom Bainbridge; Margaret Greatorex (later Hansen); Patricia Hayes (later Eaton); Pete Hansen; Ross Greatorex.

 
Father Christmases preparing to distribute presents to children, Christmas Day

Father Christmases preparing to distribute presents to children, Christmas Day

This was to mark the first Christmas after the end of World War One. The presents were packed at the offices of the Manawatu Racing Club, opposite the Barraud and Abrahams building, to be distributed by a number of Father Christmases with the help of local citizens. These men are standing on the south side of Rangitikei Street, opposite the premises of the Manawatu Racing Club. Mr Henry Collinson of Collinson and Son Ltd, is third from left with hat on.

 
Father Christmases preparing to distribute presents to children on Christmas Day, Rangitikei Street

Father Christmases preparing to distribute presents to children on Christmas Day, Rangitikei Street

The presents were packed at the offices of the Manawatu Racing Club, opposite Barraud and Abrahams building, to be distributed by a number of Father Christmases with the help of local citizens. This was to mark the first Christmas after the end of World War One. This photograph shows some of the Father Christmases on the south side of Rangitikei Street.

 
"Best Decorated Pram"

"Best Decorated Pram"

This photograph ran in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 14 March 1956 with the caption: "Little Judith Urquhart (left), the winner of the decorated doll's pram section at Milverton Park Kindergarten's gala day last Saturday, is seen with another entrant, Victoria Dawson, also aged two."

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March 1956
 
"We Three Kings"

"We Three Kings"

This photograph was taken a Manawatu Evening Standard photographer on 18 December 1987, presumably for a story about Christmas, but does not seem to have been run. The children are unidentified, but they are thought to be from the Highbury area.

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December 1987
 
"Carols by Candlelight"

"Carols by Candlelight"

This image did not run in the Manawatu Evening Standard, but the envelope it is housed in reads, "Carols by Candlelight". The carollers are unidentified.

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December 1979
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