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The Gisborne Photo News



Pictures From The Past



These two pics come from our file of ancient glass plates and show the high decree of sartorial elegance attained in the early days of this century. Note the plus-four style at left and, at right, the watch chain, and flower in the button hole.


From Mr Otto Newman of Nuhaka comes this photo of the Tolaga Bay City team of 1920. They were a solid bunch and several faces are identifiable in this pic from the past. From left, in front, Bue Tuhiwai, Manuhu Temple, Second row: Mac Maitai, Otto Newman, Frank Holder, - Morley, Dave Raroa, Tonga Warn, Jack Penfold, — Back row: —



The Olympic Swimming Club held a very enjoyable end-of-year gathering and prize-giving on June 8. Plenty of games were the order of the afternoon with a terrific spread am and soft drinks being the highlight for the club members.



Pictured with club patron, Mr J. J. McLean (left) the club cup winners are, from left, in front, Reece Needham, Scott Pitkethley, Darren Hacche, Stephen Francis, Susan Kirk, Theresa Seabrook, Brenda Faber and Claire Costello. At back: Peter Costello, Patricia Clark, Sheryl Watt, Kim Hacche, Jeanette Watt and Jan Story.


This sign, painted by sign-writer Bruce O'Connell, 8 Elm Street, is 40 feet long and comes apart in only two sections. It depicts one hundred years of progress by Adairs Ltd who are this year celebrating their centenary. The sign now has pride of place on the firm's building on the corner of Gladstone Road and Grey Street.