This postcard has an image of the middle of The Square surrounded by a calendar for the year 1911.
This postcard shows the T. Parkins Butchery wagon. This postcard was sent to Miss Lucy Ethel Baker, later Wilby, and posted to her c/- Mrs Parkins Butchers, Palmerston North. Thomas and Mary Parkins lived on Milson Line. Their daughter Mary Ann was born c.1866 in Goukeby, Lincolnshire, England, and married Walter Cecil Baker, having 3 daughters and 2 sons. Lucy was the oldest and when their second child was born Lucy went to live on the farm with Thomas and Mary, spending much of her younger life with them. Lucy worked in the butchers shop for Thomas. Thomas traded as Parkins and Attfield in 52 The Square as a butchery from 1900-1903, then on his own. Thomas was granted a slaughtering licence on his Milson Line farm by the Kairanga County Council in 1903. Later Thomas started the Kairanga Meat Co., recorded as being at 52 The Square (information found in the Meat Vendors register 1923 to 1928).
This postcard wallet shows a variety of Palmerston North views, including The Victoria Esplanade, a train going through the Manawatū Gorge, a panoramic view of The Square and the portion of The Square between Coleman Mall and Church Street West.
Looking across the Fitzherbert Bridge from what is now Anzac Park. To the immediate left, across the bridge, is the Victoria Esplanade.
This postcard shows Palmerston North's Racecourse. Note that construction work appears to be happening in the grandstand second from left.
This postcard looks from The Lakelet towards the south-east section of The Square, between the corners of Main Street East and Fitzherbert Avenue.
A flock of sheep block Awahuri Road. Behind them gentleman on horseback, a bicyclist and a coach wait to pass. Taken around the Kitchener Park area.
This postcard booklet claims to have views of Palmerston North that are the "finest yet published". The front indicates that 12 views were originally included, but only 5 remain.
This postcard shows the corner of Broad Street (left-hand side), now Broadway Avenue, and The Square (right-hand side) around 1910. One of the balconies of the old Royal Hotel can be seen on the left-hand side of the image.
This postcard looks over The Lakelet to the section of The Square between the corners of Fitzherbert Avenue and Church Street West.
This postcard shows The Square as it was around 1915.
This postcard looks down Fitzherbert Street (now Avenue) from The Square.
The Grand Hotel was built in 1906 on the site of the former Provincial Hotel. [ ](https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/item/6286bdd8-392c-4b27-8176-f48f8c6e7a32)
This postcard shows Broad Street, now Broadway Avenue.
This postcard shows The Square from the corner of Rangitikei Street to Coleman Place.
This postcard shows The Square as it was in 1912 and looks towards the section of The Square between Coleman Mall and Rangitikei Street. The base of the fountain that once stood in that section of The Square is just visible in front of the Bon Marche. The cannon in the bottom right corner is one of two bought to Palmerston North in 1909, being surplus equipment of the Defence Department. Both cannons were removed and scrapped during the 1940s. [ ](https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/item/73b9b958-1e85-401b-b20a-a5ae643daa88)