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The Gisborne Photo News



"Mr Story Man" Returns

The Rev. E. C. Leadley, who was well-known to Gisborne's youngsters several years ago as "Mr Story Man" on "Aunt Daisy's" children's sessions on Station 2XM, returned to Gisborne recently for a week-end.

During his stay, "Mr Story Man" met again many old and young friends from the children's sessions, three of whom are pictured above reliving a day of six years ago when they appeared together in the 24th issue of "Photo News". They are Wilna (Billie), Phillip, and Robyn Rennie, of Massey Road.

At the children's sessions, they were given a good musical grounding by "Aunt Daisy", and at present hold two cups, one of which, won by Phillip, is "Aunt Daisy's" musical encouragement cup.

Mr Leadley, who left Gisborne some three years ago for Auckland, and who has since become president of the New Zealand Methodist Church, opened the newly-acquired Mangapapa parsonage on the corner of Atkinson Street and Ormond Road, during his visit here.


The three Methodist ministers present at the opening ceremony, enjoying a joke. They are: Reverends J. C. A. Williams, E. C. Leadley, and A. Woodley.


He is pictured handing the key of the door to the two oldest members of the church in the district, Mesdames Carter and Hoe.