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Roving Camera

A mountain of wood chips from the chip mill of Nelson Pine Forests has been growing steadily alongside the loading installation at Port Nelson. At the time this photo was taken the pile of chips had already begun to dominate the surrounding area. It will be much larger by the time the first chip ship arrives (it is scheduled to reach Nelson today). A short explanation of the working of the plant. Chips are brought to the hopper (left) and dumped. They are taken by conveyor to a hopper and thence blown out on to the pile. A somewhat similar system is used for shiploading.


George Topliss is making steady progress on his 20ft trailer-sailer, which will include bunk accommodation for 4. He's been working on it for 12 months now. The vessel is the first of this design in Nelson.


Queen's Scout certificates were presented to these Venturer Iron Duke Sea Scouts at a recent ceremony. From left: Roger Simpson, Stephen Rogers, Warren Smith, Raynor Busch and Mark Craighead.



We spotted this very elegant Silver Cloud Rolls Royce (1969 model) in Nelson recently. We hear it is the pride and joy of Mr Billy Gibbs, of Richmond, whose lifelong ambition has been to own such a car. At left, a front view of the classical lines and, right, under the bonnet. What's it worth? Trade circles say little change from $25,000.