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Women working on Farm During World War II, Palmerston North

Women working on Farm During World War II, Palmerston North

After work, this group of women went haymaking at the Fitzherbert property in Ihaka Street, Palmerston North, as part of the war effort. From left: Unknown; Eileen Redwood, worked at the Bank of New Zealand (later Mrs Kingston); Rona Fenwick(?), worked at the Palmerston North City Council (later Mrs Jim McDavitt); Mrs Spike Moore, her husband worked for an oil company; June Allen, worked for Johnston and Co, King Street, grocery and wine/spirits wholesalers (later Mrs Blennerhassett); Edna Spillman, worked at Johnston and Co (later Mrs Quarrie).

 
Regent Theatre reconstruction, Broadway

Regent Theatre reconstruction, Broadway

The Regent Theatre under restoration. The Regent Theatre opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

 
Regent Theatre interior, Broadway

Regent Theatre interior, Broadway

Interior of the Regent Theatre from the dress circle, showing the proscenium arch and stage curtain. The Regent Theatre opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

 
Regent Theatre, Broadway

Regent Theatre, Broadway

The Regent Theatre opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

 
Unknown Group

Unknown Group

This image comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Many of these negatives are labelled as having been taken in Tokomaru, but many have no information with them. They were donated to the City Archives in 1971.

 
Workers - hay and cart

Workers - hay and cart

This image comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Many of these negatives are labelled as having been taken in Tokomaru, but many have no information with them. They were donated to the City Archives in 1971.

Creator
Date
1910 to 1920
 
"Traffic Congestion at Esplanade"

"Traffic Congestion at Esplanade"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 29 August 1960 "Probably the busiest place in Palmerston North yesterday was the Esplanade. During the afternoon, traffic reached almost congestion point and obtaining a parking place was as difficult a feat as securing one in Broadway on Friday night. The roads around the children's playing area and the bird cages (as illustrated) were lined with cars."

 
"Music Seminar at Freyberg High School"

"Music Seminar at Freyberg High School"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 01 September 1960 "There are 80 pupils attending the music seminar conducted this week at the Freyberg High School. Above is a group of senior 'celloists who will perform at the school tonight."

Creator
Date
September 1, 1960
Place
Freyberg Street, Palmerston North
 
Early Wireless set, Tokomaru

Early Wireless set, Tokomaru

This image comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Many of these negatives are labelled as having been taken in Tokomaru, but many have no information with them. They were donated to the City Archives in 1971.

Creator
Date
1910 to 1920
 
Manawatu Knitting Mills Trade Stall

Manawatu Knitting Mills Trade Stall

This negative comes from the Elmar Collection - a large series of semi-identified and unidentified images from the 1930s-1970s. For more information on the Manawatū Knitting Mills, see White, Jill (2007). ["Women at Work in the Manawatū Knitting Mills." _Manawatū Journal of History_, Vol. 3](https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/item/d1572973-019a-4679-9600-89222ba78491/pdf), pp.20-29.

 
Fitzherbert Park - Opening of Lido Swimming Complex

Fitzherbert Park - Opening of Lido Swimming Complex

The Lido swimming pool is situated on 10 acres of land previously owned by the old Awatapu Golf Club. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966. The Lido consists of indoor and outdoor pools.

 
Crowds - Opening of Lido Swimming Complex

Crowds - Opening of Lido Swimming Complex

The Lido swimming pool is situated on 10 acres of land previously owned by the old Awatapu Golf Club. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966. The Lido consists of indoor and outdoor pools.

 
St. James Choir

St. James Choir

This negative comes from the Elmar Collection - a large series of semi-identified and unidentified images from the 1930s-1970s. 

 
Coronation Fountain, The Square

Coronation Fountain, The Square

This photographs shows the King Edward VII Coronation Fountain in The Square. The Coronation Fountain was built in 1904, in the middle of The Square but was shifted to this location in 1926, to allow the Cenotaph to take the central focus. It was again shifted in 2005 to another part of The Square. Also visible are the Hopwood Clock Tower and the War Memorial.

 
Rangitikei Street

Rangitikei Street

This shot of Rangitikei Street shows a variety of stores located in this area in the 1960s - including Taylors, a BP petrol station and several second-hand car lots. The Hopwood Clock Tower, built six years before this photograph was taken, can be seen in the distance. Note that it has neither the Easter Cross or the Lantern Cross on top.

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