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The Nelson Photo News



Pictures From The Past


It would be a brave pedestrian indeed who would stand and chat in the middle of Bridge Street today. But then, when this photograph was taken in the early 1900s, the motivating power in most carriages was able to avoid collisions: The horse could see and think, unlike the inanimate motors that drive modern vehicles. Even cyclists were comparatively safe, by the looks of it


Back in the old days they took their parades seriously. The Gala Parade, led by the Citizens Band, attracted hundreds of people who lined Trafalgar Street to applaud and appreciate it