Posts Tagged ‘ Perry Rice ’

Hamilton’s first ever petrol tanker delivers

May 21st, 2012 | By

A grand day in the history of Hamilton – the first tanker delivery of petrol in the town. But I wonder, now that we know the effects of motor cars and the ever increasing demand for roads and car parks, and fossil fuel pollution, would we hail this as a red letter day? Probably not.

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Remembering royal tours past

Apr 26th, 2012 | By

With the planned visit this year by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, people over a certain age will be remembering the Queen’s visit to New Zealand in 1953. Strangely in a sense, it seems to always be referred to as the ’53 Royal Tour yet only

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Victoria St in days gone by

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

What a very pleasant picture this is. Almost idyllic, almost nostalgic biscuit tin quality – well, I think it is – but certainly not chocolate box aesthetics. In sepia tone this would be a great window on the past. This is Victoria Street in or soon after 1926. The number plates on the vehicles indicate

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The building

Mar 14th, 2012 | By

Garden Place Motors – New and Used Car Dealers.  And the question is, what do they sell? ‘New car dealers’ usually have great hoardings showing the trademark name of the vehicles on offer. Not so Garden Place Motors. The Vauxhall parked in front of the building, (which is on the north side next to Pascoe’s)

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A history told in horseshoes

Feb 27th, 2012 | By

At first glance I thought this a shot of the inside of Oakham Castle in Rutland. It is not. It is a marvellous sample board – just happens to be horseshoes. Such boards were commonplace in years gone by. Retailers and manufacturers used to display wares in this way (except heavy or bulky stuff) usually

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Champs one and all

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

The Gordonton Rugby Football Club. The year is 1912 and the grand occasion is the senior team winning the Hamilton Rugby Union Championship. This team reigned supreme in 1912. Its record for the season was nothing less than enviable: Matches played: 10;    Won: 9;    Drawn: 1;    Points for: 94;  Points against: 9. The very obvious

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