Oral history, family photos

21st Birthday 1949

1 –

Requests the pleasure of the company of ….
at the 21st Birthday Party Dance in honour of her
Daughter LORNA
to be held in the Labour and Trades Hall on
THURSDAY, 1st SEPTEMBER, 1949, at 8 p.m.

R.S.V.P. by 24th August,
to 4 Buckingham Flats,

2 – Noel Evans, Helen Conole, Nell O’Neil, Mary Evans, Lorna Evans,

Baird's Marching Team 1947

Baird’s marching team, Hastings 1947

Lorna Evans holding banner

Ken Evans second from left, Mary Evans on right, looking over fence

Baird's Marching Team 1948

Baird’s Marching Team in Rotorua, 1948

1 – Lorna Evans fourth from left; trainer Jack Baird at right

2 – Lorna Evans fourth from left beside bus driver

3 – Team with trainer Jack Baird

4 – Lorna Evans with Baird’s Marching Team banner

5 – Chaperone, leader Janet Houston, trainer Jack Baird

Lorna Ward – “Didn’t have enough money to buy boots,

Begley Family

Ken, Lorna and Mary Evans with Peter, Joan and Erin Begley, about 1946

Begley Family

Mary Evans, Gertrude Begley, Dan and Berta Begley

Mary, Gertrude and Dan are siblings

Begley Family

Helen Begley with her grandparents, Ellen and Michael Begley

Begley Wedding 1955

Selwyn and Moira Begley’s wedding, 21 October 1955

Left to right – Dan Begley, Gertrude Begley, Mr Allison, Mrs Allison (Moira’s parents), Moira’s grandmother seated, Selwyn, Moira,  Berta Begley, x, x, Mary Evans seated at right, x

Bert and Ethel Grieve

Mr and Mrs Bert Grieve (from Grieve Diamond Jewellers) at Dawn and Fred Welch’s wedding

Dawn worked at Grieve Diamond Jewellers

Buckingham Flats

Buckingham Flats, on the corner of Heretaunga Street East and Willowpark Road, Hastings

Cabaret 1958

Cabaret 1958

Keith and Angela Whiting, Fred and Lorna Ward, Margaret and Ken Evans

Angela and Fred are siblings
Lorna and Ken are siblings

Charity Ball 1947

Ken, Lorna, Mary and Noel Evans at Charity Ball, 1947

Charity Ball 1947

The Honourable EL Cullen (5 September 1895 – 18 February 1963) was born in Havelock North and represented the Hawke’s Bay electorate from 1935 to 1946, having stood there unsuccessfully in 1931. In 1946 he won the Hastings electorate seat, but was unsuccessful in 1949.

He was Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Marketing from 1947 to 1949.

Clifton 1948

Lorna Evans and friends at Clifton, 1948

Conole Wedding

Helen Begley’s wedding to Jack Conole, about 1945

Left to right – Mrs Bunting, x, x, Mrs Storkey, Helen Conole, Joan Begley, Mary Evans, x

David Evans

David Evans, father of Lorna Ward, probably taken in Liverpool, before he came to New Zealand.

Dawn and Fred Welch

Wedding of Dawn and Fred Welch

Dawn worked at Grieve Diamond Jewellers

Evans Family

David and Mary Evans with Noel Elwyn, sitting under a monkey puzzle tree

Evans Family 1930

Evans family at Westshore, February 1930

David and Mary Evans, at left, two unknown ladies, Ken, Noel and Lorna in front

A year later David Evans was killed in the 1931 earthquake

Evans Family 1946

The day after Noel Evans came back from World Ward II, 1946, at 801 Hastings Street North, on the corner of Alexandra Street

1 – Ken and Noel Evans

2 – Mary, Ken and Lorna Evans beside 1936 Vauxhall

3 – Mary, Noel and Lorna Evans