Friday, November 22, 2013

Thames (NZ): 22nd November 1913 (100 Years Ago)

The 22nd November 1913 was a Saturday, here are some snippets from the Thames Star one hundred years ago.
  • Coakley's general grocery store, had moved into a new shop at the corner of Pollen and Willoughby Streets.
  • Lane's Emulsion was selling for 2/6 and 4/6 a bottle. (A tonic that many of us were brought up on!)
  • Weather forecast: warm and humid weather expected, with increasing haze and cloudiness
  • Thames Electrical Committee was due to ask for tenders for the supply of light to seven Thames properties
  • A public meeting was due to be held at 7.30 pm on Mary Street Corner - on the industrial struggles in New Zealand by the President of the Auckland Watersiders' Union
  • Thamesites were being encouraged to get their Christmas Plum Pudding made, a recipe was supplied by Edmonds  Baking Powder.
Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe:
3/4 lb Flour (1 1/2 cups)
2 heaped teaspoons Edmonds' Baking Powder
2 oz Breadcrumbs
1 1/2 lb Suet
2 lbs Raisins, 1 lb Currants
10 oz Sugar
2 oz Almonds, 1 lb Mixed Candied Peel
Salt and Spice to taste
Mix above ingredients together
Add 6 Eggs well beaten
And 3/4 pint of Milk
Divide in two and boil 8 hours or
Divide in four and boil 6 hours