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Farewell To Alan Paterson

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Almost every sport was represented at the farewell for Mr and Mrs Alan Paterson.

Included among the 150 men and women were New Zealand representatives from 1914 to 1971, club and association officials and administrators.

Mrs Hilda Day, a national hockey representative in 1914 was present as was Nelson's newest national sportsman Rodney Dixon, a member of the New Zealand crosscountry team to the World Championships.

The function was held in the Celtic Rugby Club rooms.


Alan Paterson receives a set of Waterford crystal goblets from Syd Guppy. Sitting behind them is Nelson's MP Stan Whitehead


Alan said he would take with him a vast storehouse of memories- a storehouse rather like a huge winecellar where a person would wander and take out the greatest vintages of the past


Mr and Mrs Paterson, centre, with Mrs Hilda Day and Syd Guppy, a senior administrator for several sports