Posts Tagged ‘ Perry Rice ’

Working hard in 1909

Nov 5th, 2018 | By
Bullocks

  Albert Chapman subdividing the land along Piako Rd, 1909.  This photo, from Gordonton’s John Bridman, is the second in a sequence taken by roaming photographer SC Smith. In the background are the original Bridgman farmouse and stables.  Hamilton City Libraries librarian Perry Rice said the heritage section has many other SC Smith photos in

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New info sought on old pics

Sep 14th, 2016 | By
The old Gordonton hall

  FEAST your eyes on wonderful pics of our old hall.  Actually, while you’re at it – do you know anything about these photos? Sent in by Perry Rice, from Hamilton City Libraries, they were taken mainly by museum staff in the 1970s to 1990s. “Regrettably we don’t have a comprehensive catalogue as to location

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Gordonton flashback

May 27th, 2016 | By
Gordonton Village

My, how we’ve changed.  Check out this photo of Gordonton Village from the 1970s, sent in by the inimitable Perry Rice from Hamilton Central Libraries. This is looking at where The Mandarin Tree and Global Veterinary Services now reside.  I’m unreliably informed that the building on the right may have been a butcher’s shop at

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When traction engines ruled the roads

Dec 22nd, 2014 | By

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. Yet, like steam railways, there is a great fascination and nostalgia for them. They were

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Threshing Tuesday, 1896

Dec 22nd, 2014 | By

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 to us recently though we were given copies of the photos some years ago. As

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More than chops at old-time butcher

Feb 12th, 2014 | By
Od time butchers on Victoria St.

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 above? You could get a few chops out of that lot. This shop must have

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