Michael Douglas POPPELWELL (1937 – )
NameMichael Douglas Poppelwell
Birthdate31 July 1937
Partner recordsBetty Fiona Jean POPPELWELL
- Richard Poppelwell
- Mark Poppelwell
- Fiona Poppelwell
- Stuart Poppelwell
Related recordsMichael Douglas Poppelwell Interview
Started work in Vance Vivian’s in Wellington, returned to Hastings and went into business with his father in a menswear shop
When Poppelwell’s bought an existing business at Havelock North, Bob Thorpe Ltd, Michael managed the shop. Several menswear businesses in the area eventually floundered and even though the main umbrella of Poppelwell’s found it difficult to continue, Michael bought the Havelock North shop from the Poppelwell Company and continued in business.
President of the local retailers’ association for nine years
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