Monday, October 28, 2013

Thames (NZ): 28th Oct 1913 (100 years ago)

A new theme looking at news and events of one hundred year ago.

Snippets from the Thames Star Tuesday 28th October 1913

Bereavement notice: from the family of Mrs Mary O'Brien

Houses for sale: Seven Roomed house, freehold for 250 Pounds

Vegetables for sale: Charles Johnson of Sandes Street (now 103), had Tomato Plants for sale

Wanted: A Smart boy to work at Hetherington's Drapery

Benefit night: Money was raised to help the treatment of Miner's Complaint, a magic performance held at the King's Theatre by Mr McEwan.

Holiday News: Miss Myrtle Trotter had returned to Waiomo after a holiday in the Thames Valley.

Baking: Edmonds were giving away a free cook book to anyone that wrote in!
Hotel News: The Cornwall Arms Hotel had a new publican. Mr Samuel Kahn had taken over the hotel after experience at Thames and Auckland. Phone number 98.
Below is a photo of the Cornwall Arms Hotel (now the Workingmen's Club, on the corner of Pollen and Cochrane Streets, Thames. This photo was just a few years before Kahn took over, c1907 when C Kasper was in charge.
Photo: Courtesy of the A T Brokenshire Collection at The Treasury