Posts Tagged ‘ Perry Rice ’

Old postcards keep telling the story

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

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 a postcard. Postcards were a commonly used medium for brief emails as the Edwardians hadn’t

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Where Hamilton’s libraries began

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By

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 were, but not in Hamilton), no Kindles, no book exchanges, no world wide web, no

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Church pic lays legend to rest

Jun 12th, 2013 | By

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 see a very steep rise from the river to the early St Peters Church. That

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Swamp clearing 1900’s style

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice starts the new year with a look at farm life from a century ago. Far from his home in Wellington, the intrepid photographer SC Smith took this photo of a farmer/farm worker near Piako Road around 1909. We have many other SC Smith photos in our collection as does the Cambridge

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More to tell on Farmers Co-op

Dec 19th, 2012 | By

Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice takes one last look at the Farmers Co-op. Previous stories here and here. After the last meander along a somewhat weedy memory lane I had call from a charming gentleman who had further information on FAC. His brief story answers the question posed to our hostess by a questioning mind, ‘What

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But wait – there’s more to tell

Nov 15th, 2012 | By

Hamilton Central Libraries’ Perry Rice has been digging in the drawers again and come up with a postscript to his recent article on the old Bisley building. New information is to hand. This happens from time to time when searching for a particular photo you’ve seen maybe five years ago – the image is clear

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