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More than chops at old-time butcher

Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice takes a look at butcher shops from times past. Surely that’s not sawdust swept under the bench? Yes, that bench – the two sawhorses with the old door on them. Rolls of meat, maybe pork? Pork … Continue reading

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Old postcards keep telling the story

Postcards from days past allow splendid insights into what folk got up to, writes Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice. Look – another photo of Victoria Street. Yes, there are hundreds of them I guess, but this one is special – it’s … Continue reading

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Where Hamilton’s libraries began

Perry Rice records a special moment dear to the heart of all librarians and bibliophiles. In February 1908 a wonderful event took place in Hamilton. In the day, when there was no television, no movies in theatres (well, yes there … Continue reading

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Threshing Tuesday, 1896

Some good person wrote down the exact date on an old photo – which rather makes Perry Rice’s day. This is just the sort of photograph a specialist photograph librarian wants to see. It’s from an album which was donated … Continue reading

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Church pic lays legend to rest

Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice finds there is new information to be had in old pictures. In some of the very earliest photographs of the south end of what is now Victoria Street but was, until about 1918, Tisdall Street, we … Continue reading

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When traction engines ruled the roads

They were big and robust, but slow, with limited manoeuvrability. Nevertheless, they revolutionised agriculture. Perry Rice muses about traction engines. Traction engines were a part of everyday life for many folk, town and country, for less than a hundred years. … Continue reading

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