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The Nelson Photo News



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The sudden death last month of well-known and popular policeman, Bill Valentine, came as a great shock to his friends and associates. Here the funeral coach is given a police escort as it enters Marsden Road cemetery.


We've seen a few fish in the Maitai but we didn't know there were any four-pounders there until Dennis Gibbs caught this beauty.


A Rolls Royce is a Rolls Royce, whether it is the latest model, or a 1938 Phantom 111, as below. Whatever the model the lucky owner is assured of just the very best. This magnificent 2½ ton vehicle is the property of Mr R. T. Tidswell, of Christchurch, seen here with Mr C. S. Tarr, while the machine was in Nelson. Mr Tidswell bought it from its Tau-ranga owner. Just a few specifications. It has 12 cylinders of 3¼ in bore and 4½ in stoke; 24 spark plugs; twin ignition; 33 gal petrol tank (about 12 mpg); automatic shutting and opening radiator grill. It would cost £30,000 to build today.