Monday, February 2, 2015

Thames (NZ): Pollen Street central looking north & south

VIEW OF THE DAY - Pollen Street central, north of Pedestrian crossing c1960.
On the right side from Mary Street (Court's Corner), what shops can you remember? Courts Fabric, Danby's Shoe, Arbury's, Self Help, Hallensteins, A J Brokenshire and Judd's cars.

In the 1955 Street Directory the shops are from Mary Street corner coming back south to the pedestrian crossing (by the Thames Post Office): Lee Cheuk Yue (Fruiterer), Danbys, W Taffe, Bond & Bond, Arburys, Self Help Co-op, A McAllum (Jeweller), Presswood & Presswood (Optician), Hallenstein Bros, A J Brokenshire and Judds.

Source: Thames: Gateway to Beauty and Progress, by the Thames Public Relations Committee. c1960

Above: View of the shops today, thanks to Google maps

 The view south of the pedestrian crossing by the Post Office: 1960s and present day.

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