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Supper Concert on the second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

Supper Concert on the second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

A Supper Concert was held as part of Local History Week 2019. James Tait-Jamieson, singer and saxophonist, and Chris Dann, pianist, entertained with 1940s tunes. The library building was built as a department store for the C M Ross Co. in 1927-1928. The second floor was used as the tearooms and supper concerts were among the many activities that took place there over the years.

 
Catherine Knight accepting book award

Catherine Knight accepting book award

Catherine Knight accepting the award for best local history book for the period July 2017 - June 2019, for her book" Wildbore: a photographic legacy". The bi-annual award was presented by the Palmerston North Heritage Trust during the opening of Local History Week 2019, at the Palmerston North City Library. To the left is Margaret Tennant, Chair of the Heritage Trust. ​ ​

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November 2019
Place
4 the Square, Palmerston North
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Book award winners at opening of Local History Week 2019

Book award winners at opening of Local History Week 2019

The Palmerston North Heritage Trust presented awards to Catherine Knight for her book "Wildbore: a photographic legacy" and to Vince Neall for the series of books, "Plains Science: Inventions, innovations and discoveries from the Manawatu". Awards are made annually to acknowledge contributions to our local history. From left: Grant Smith (Mayor of Palmerston North City Council); Catherine Knight; Margaret Tennant (Chair of Palmerston North Heritage Trust); Vince Neall.

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November 2019
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4 the Square, Palmerston North
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Vince Neall accepting book award

Vince Neall accepting book award

Vince Neall accepted a special award from the Palmerston North Heritage Trust, for the series of books, "Plains Science: Inventions, innovations and discoveries from the Manawatu".The series of three books were acknowledged for their contribution to our local history, at the Local History Week opening in 2019.

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November 2019
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4 the Square, Palmerston North
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Second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

Second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

The second floor of the Palmerston North City Library at 4 The Square. This image shows the floor arranged for a Supper Concert during Local History Week 2019. The library building was built as a department store for the C M Ross Co. in 1927-1928. The second floor was used as the tearooms and supper concerts were among the many activities that took place there over the years.

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November 2011
Place
4 the Square, Palmerston North
 
"Alfred Drew (1849-1925)   Rugby pioneer and Musician"

"Alfred Drew (1849-1925) Rugby pioneer and Musician"

An article written by Clive Akers, about the contribution that Alfred Drew made to life in Palmerston North and wider New Zealand. Alfred Drew arrived in Palmerston North in 1886 and set up his jewellery and watchmaking business in the Square. He possessed a passion for music and became a pioneer in establishing musical groups in town. He was best known as organist and choirmaster at All Saints’ Church, and conductor of the Orchestral Society. In his youth he was a keen and talented athlete, a skilled cricketer, and a footballer who became a co-founder of rugby in New Zealand.

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2020
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Wesley Methodist Church demolition

Wesley Methodist Church demolition

The Wesley Methodist Church in Broadway was deemed an earthquake risk after the Christchurch earthquakes. It was demolished in 2020. The brick church was designed by James Bennie in 1911.

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February 27, 2020
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264 Broadway Avenue
 
Wesley Methodist Church demolition

Wesley Methodist Church demolition

The Wesley Methodist Church in Broadway was deemed an earthquake risk after the Christchurch earthquakes. It was demolished in 2020. The brick church was designed by James Bennie in 1911.

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February 27, 2020
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264 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
 
College Street School: Standard 3

College Street School: Standard 3

College Street school pupils. From left. Back row: Teacher, Mr Sanders; Barabara Everson; Judith Sears; Shirley Richardson; Pat Drake; Gaye Gorman; Maureen Baker; Jan Hastie; Valerie Dooney; Prue Carr; Elinor Patterson; Pat Hayes; Janet A’Court. Middle row: Colleen Campbell; Diane Just; Mary Feast; Valerie Bain; Frances Cameron; Diane Simmons; Valerie Mabey; Jennifer Sargent; Beatrice Parks; Margaret Cox. Front row: Janet Radford; Dianne Broughton; Linsa Matthews; Robin Crossley; Lois Fifield; Prue Feast; Rayma Foster; Jennifer Poole; Susie French; Delys Grover.

 
63 Karina Terrace

63 Karina Terrace

The Gardner house, 63 Karina Terrace, was built in 1924 for Mr and Mrs Lindsey Gardner. It was designed by well known architect Stanley Natusch. Natusch was best man at Lindsey and Nina Gardner's wedding and gave the building plans to them as a gift. Additions were made to the back of the house and the roof in 1931. The house stayed in the Gardner family until 1980.

 
Section of the Sledge Track, Kahuterawa

Section of the Sledge Track, Kahuterawa

The Sledge Track is located at the end of Kahuterawa Road, 17 km from the Palmerston North. It was opened in 2003. Ian Argyle proposed the development of the track to Palmerston North City Council in 1999, as part of the walkway network. Over the succeeding years, and following the original survey of the old road, Mr Argyle aided by volunteers, opened up and cleared what would become know as the 'Sledge Track". The fence was built by the Palmerston North City Council and the Queen Elizabeth 2nd Trust, fencing in 74 hectares of J&K Love’s property to protect Sledge Track bush re-growth.

 
Presbyterian Bible Class Annual Conference

Presbyterian Bible Class Annual Conference

Bible Class annual conference held at Dannevirke. Manawatu group at the picnic at the Manawatu River. From left. At front: Jeanette Baillie; Elayne Thompson; Beth Thompson; Joy Beagley (of Woodville). Behind: Judith Dunlop (hand on head); Kath Bott; Bevan Halwey; Isabel Pilkinton; Jean Cotter; Maurice Thompson; Jo Port; John Pringle.

 
Rock blast, Kahuterawa

Rock blast, Kahuterawa

Rock blast, set off by Dittmer Bros when constructing Scotts Road from the top of Kahuterawa Road to the top of Scotts Road. A Government grant enabled the road to be improved, and it was hoped to join Kahuterawa and Scotts Road. When the original contractor gave up it was taken over by Henry Dittmer and his sons, who farmed on Scotts Road, also known as Hill Top Road and Motu Rimu

 
Digging potatoes for a St. Andrew's Presbyterian Bible Class fundraising effort

Digging potatoes for a St. Andrew's Presbyterian Bible Class fundraising effort

Over £20 was raised by members of the Presbyterian Bible Class, digging up a potato crop, planted to raise money for mission work. The crop was planted on an empty section owned by the Church in Botanical Road, near the southern railway line and Foxton highway (later Pioneer Highway). Looking in a westerly direction. Standing from left: Angus Cathie; David Dransfield; Alan Cotter; unknown; Maurice Thompson; Blair Dixon; Jean Cotter. Seated at front: Elayne thompson; Beth Thompson.

 
College Street School: Standard 4

College Street School: Standard 4

College Street School pupils. From left. Back Row: Janet Radford; Delys Grover; Shirley Richardson; Judith Sears; Jan Kissling; Barbara Everson; Louise Stewart; Lorraine Leicester; Janet A’Court. 3rd row: Lalia Maynard, Prue Feast; Pat Drake; Diane Just; Pauline Hayes; Lois Fifield; Rosalind Caird; Gaye Gorman. 2nd row: Valerie Dooney; Angela Linton; Margaret Cox; Betty MacIver; Gloria Rossiter; Val Mabey; Frances Cameron; Rayma Foster; Prue Carr; Colleen Campbell; teacher, Miss Staff. Front Row: Robin Crossley; Pat Hayes; Dianne Broughton; Valerie Bain; Maureen Baker; Jennifer Pratt; Jennifer Sargent; Diane Simmonds; Linda Matthews; Gail Smith.

 
Faye Hall and Marie Haslem, waitresses for Royal Civic dinner

Faye Hall and Marie Haslem, waitresses for Royal Civic dinner

A dinner was held in the C M Ross tearooms for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on the occasion of their visit to Palmerston North 6-7 January 1954. The waitresses for the dinner were dressed in white uniforms. From left: Faye Hall (later Hobb), 16 years; Marie Haslem (later Hubbard), 18 years.The photograph was taken at the home of one of them prior to the occasion. C M Ross Co. Ltd was one of the foremost department stores of Palmerston North and operated in The Square from 1883 until it was sold to Milne and Choyce in 1959.

 
Ernst West funeral, Palmerston North

Ernst West funeral, Palmerston North

Ernst Vilhelm West (c1886 - 1961) was a Palmerston North architect and served as a City Councillor 1921-1925. His funeral service was held at the All Saints Church. Lynn Fielding is third from left. Blair Tennent is possibly the pall bearer on the far right.

 
St Andrews Presbyterian Bible Class at Easter Camp, Marton

St Andrews Presbyterian Bible Class at Easter Camp, Marton

Members of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Bible Class of Palmerston North, attending the Girls’ Easter Camp in Marton. Front Row: Beverley Newton; Judith Dunlop; Isabel Pilkinton; Coral Lewis; Shirley Salter. 2nd Row; Beth Thompson; Coral Ford; Jocelyn Mead. At back: Katt Bott; Unknown; Margaret Hubbard; Mary Hubbard; Elayne Thompson; Joy McDowell; Margery Dempsey(?); Unknown

 
Bible Class Girls Easter Camp, Marton

Bible Class Girls Easter Camp, Marton

Members from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Bible Class, Palmerston North attending the Girls’ Easter Camp at Marton. From left. Front row: Beth McDowall, Helen (Noppy) Dunlop; Margaret Corkhill. 2nd row: Loraine Salter; Judith Dunlop; Isabel Pilkinton; unknown; Valerie Henderson; Shirley Salter. 3rd row: Beth Thompson; Gwen Moore (Camp leader); Jocelyn Mead; unknown. At back: Unknown; Unknown; Elayne Thompson, Unknown; Margaret Hubbard; Mary Hubbard; Joy McDowell; Jo Port; Margery Dempsey(?)

 
All Saints Girl Guides and Leaders

All Saints Girl Guides and Leaders

Taken in the All Saints Church Hall. From left. Back Row: Unknown; Cheryl Prime; Mary Inglis; Lesley Farr; Unknown; Jill Rolfe; Pauline Hayes; Shona Walker; Unknown; Unknown; Sandra Newton. Middle Row: Unknown; Rosemary Bassett; Unknown; Pam Rolfe; Diane Newton; Judy Carkeek; Barbara McGregor; Delwyn Gibson; Alison McGregor; Delys Benoit; Patricia Hayes; Margaret Mills. Front Row: Keita Sydow; Deidre Holmes; Helen Fife; Kay Holmes; Raelee Jacobsen; Maureen Baker; Janet Short; Mrs. Baker (Captain); Pat Hay (Lefty); Joy Tisdale; Gretchen Possin; Marie Metcalfe; Raewyn Carkeek; Robin Crighton.

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