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Wedding of John Gardner and Nina Coombs

Wedding of John Gardner and Nina Coombs

Marriage of John Elliot Lindsay Gardner to Nina Edith Coombs. Nina Coombs was the daughter of Alice and William Coombs. The photograph is taken on the dining room steps of the Coombs home, 'Birchanger' in Featheston Street, built c1908, which later became the Hillcrest Rest Home. From left, Back row: Ella Mavis Coombs (sister of Nina); Lindsay Gardner; Nina Gardner; Jim Collins (son of Alice Collins, Nina's sister); Stanley Natusch (best man). Front row: Constance Beaven (neice of John Gardner); Manda Collis; Helen Collis (daughters of Alice Collins, Nina's sister).

 
'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

This 18-20 roomed house was built by William Coomb’s wife Alice upon returning to Palmerston North after her husband's death in Hastings in 1907. Known by the family as 'Birchanger', it was designed by C W Blackbourn as a replica of their Hawkes Bay, Tukituki home. Mrs Coombs lived in the house until her death in 1940 at the age of 82. In 2008 the house operated as a Rest Home. Now known as 'Hillcrest', it is listed in category 4 of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust register because of its architectural significance.

 
Sitting room of 'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

Sitting room of 'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

This 18-20 roomed house was built by William Coomb’s wife Alice upon returning to Palmerston North after her husband's death in Hastings in 1907. Known by the family as 'Birchanger', it was designed by C W Blackbourn as a replica of their Hawkes Bay, Tukituki home. Mrs Coombs lived in the house until her death in 1940 at the age of 82. In 2008 the house operated as a Rest Home. Now known as 'Hillcrest', it is listed in category 4 of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust register because of its architectural significance.

 
Alice Coombs

Alice Coombs

Alice Coombs, the wife of William Coombs. lived in Hawkes Bay until returning to Palmerston North after her husband's death in Hastings in 1907. She died in 1940 at the age of 82. The photograph was taken prior to Nina Coombs wedding in 1925.

 
Fireplace at 'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

Fireplace at 'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

This 18-20 roomed house was built by William Coomb’s wife Alice upon returning to Palmerston North after her husband's death in Hastings in 1907. Known by the family as 'Birchanger', it was designed by C W Blackbourn as a replica of their Hawkes Bay, Tukituki home. Mrs Coombs lived in the house until her death in 1940 at the age of 82. In 2008 the house operated as a Rest Home. Now known as 'Hillcrest', it is listed in category 4 of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust register because of its architectural significance.

 
Bedroom at 'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

Bedroom at 'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

This 18-20 roomed house was built by William Coomb’s wife Alice upon returning to Palmerston North after her husband's death in Hastings in 1907. Known by the family as 'Birchanger', it was designed by C W Blackbourn as a replica of their Hawkes Bay, Tukituki home. Mrs Coombs lived in the house until her death in 1940 at the age of 82. In 2008 the house operated as a Rest Home. Now known as 'Hillcrest', it is listed in category 4 of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust register because of its architectural significance.