Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thames (NZ): 100 years ago 31st December 1913

Wednesday 31st December 1913

100 Years ago:

  •  Yesterday, the 30th December 1913, Frederick Bourdot married Sarah Green of Thames
  • A year before, William Martin had died and his wife placed an In Memoriam notice in the newspaper
  • Lost - a purse with a pound note had been lost by the Cornwall Arms Hotel. Reward offered
  • A number of Thamesites had left on the steamer for Auckland, while others were heading to Te Aroha and onto Rotorua
  • A mob of 4000 sheep were due in the town from Waihi in the New Year. They had come from Cape Runaway and were being cared for by six men and several dogs
  • Excitement in the town as a large number were expecting to go to Pipiroa in the morning (New Years Day), to the annual picnic and sports day held by the Hauraki Plains Settlers Association
  • If you needed a new suit or some good bike tyres for the holidays, large advertisements tempted the potential buyer to shop at businesses such as Connor & Glass in Pollen Street