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The Nelson Photo News



Master Departs From Hira School

Mr John Kennedy master at the Hira School for the last nine years, has taken up a new appointment at Courtenay. But he was not allowed to depart Hira as quietly as he would have wished. Parents and children surprised him at the end of the term by providing a Turkish oak tree which he planted In the school grounds.

Golden Wedding


At left. Mr Kennedy and wife Judy plant the tree, The other two pix show Mr Kennedy with dog Sally and some of the children below.


Mr and Mrs Thomas Stockdill, 30 Taupata Street, Stoke, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently.


Mrs Dorothy Turner who presented Mrs Stockdill with a bouquet on behalf of the Stoke-Wakatu Women's Institute.


Mrs Stockdill (centre) with Miss Kate Burdette-Stuart (Tauranga) and Mrs Mary Wilson.


Women's Friendship Club

Pix taken at a meeting of the Stoke Presbyterian Women's Friendship Group. Preparing for a team game and (below left) enjoying it thoroughly.

Solitaires club


Group president, Betty Hodgson and secretary, Ruth Dolejs.
Enjoying the entertainment: Angela Watt, Valerie Portman, Edith Simpson, Margaret Peck.


Pix taken at a social of the Nelson Solitaires Club.
Among those enjoying themselves were Zena Church, June Cassidy and Eleanor Newman.
Also there were Ken Falloon and Ellen Jasperson, (bottom centre). Ash and Lex Schwass and at far right, president, Mrs Cath Middleton.