Still working on early sports of Thames, so a bit of hiatus on posts at present. A couple of photos to keep things rolling along. First is part of a postcard, which shows Thames before Toyota car factory was built just north of the Kauaeranga Bridge. Look further north on right to area that has been reclaimed and now is Danby Field and the Goldfields shopping Mall. Further north to Moanataiari before the development. In the distance is the point at Tararu.
The bottom photo is taken from the bridge just before present day Herewaka Street. The Maori Anglican Church on the right. In the middle the road to the old Barrett Street crossing, connecting Thames to Totara. The land on the top leftis where the majority of sports were played, in the early days of Thames.