Bon Marche window display for 1960 Hastings Blossom Festival
“BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 1960.
FIRST SOFT GOODS DISPLAY.”
Bon Marche store in the Holden building, corner of Karamu Road and Heretaunga Street East, Hastings
Street address 200 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings
Architect Albert Garnett
Art Deco style – art deco motifs symbolising the machine age; original door architrave with stripped classical details and decorative veranda fascia; terrazzo shop fronts with metal framed windows
Herald-Tribune building at left
Surnames in this document (please contact the Knowledge Bank for the full list) –
Algar, Anderson, Appely, Apperley, Archer, Arlidge, Armitage, Atkins, Baker, Ball, Ballantyne, Barnes, Bartholomew, Batchelor, Batey, Batkins, Beall, Beattie, Beaumont, Beckett, Beeby, Begley, Bell, Bennett, Bennison, Benson, Bettany, Bicknell, Billing, Bjoingaard, Black, Blackler, Blakesley, Blumenthal, Bond, Bone, Bosselman, Boston, Bott, Bourke, Boyce, Boyd, Boyle, Braithwaite, Brazier , Brickell, Britton, Broderick, Brodie, Bromley, Brooker, Broomhead, Brown, Brunton, Buckley, Budd, Burch, Burfield,
Bon Marche at time of 1931 earthquake was situated in Heretaunga Street East Hastings, opposite the Grand Hotel and near the railway line.
Westerman and Co., Millar & Giorgi menswear shops in same block
BON MARCHE LTD EXECUTIVE STAFF 1992
John Harwood, Simon Jones, Liz Bridges, Anne Greer, Barbara Strachen, Richard Jones, Yvonne Osborne, Debbie Whitelaw, Ross Jones, Wayne Dunn, Rod McBean.
Hastings High School
Richard Jones standing in back row, 26th from right
Signed by RJ Thomson, 112 Hamilton Road, Wellington
Johnson’s Store, Hastings
Text on signs –
SUITS TO MEASURE.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
JOHNSON’S FOR VALUE”
An inside shot of “Johnson’s”, fore-runner of Bon Marche, taken in 1921.
Mr Matt Johnson is on the right, Mr George Murfitt is second left.
Bon Marche Inter House Team 1936
1. INA PATTERSON SIMMONDS
2. OLWYN JONES
3. JOY JOHNS
4. BARBARA EBBETT
5. BETTY FROST ORR
6. BETH GUNN
7. MARGARET HORTON
8. LORNA JOHNSON[?]
9. ANN MARIGOLD
Matthew Johnson, founder of Bon Marche
BON MARCHÉ LTD’S NAPIER OPENING
TUESDAY JULY 11TH 1961
Selwyn Toogood arrives in this Fiat “bubble car” to the hooting of an old horn and the cheering of the crowd
A man-sized pair of scissors for a pint-sized job – cutting the ribbon
Squeezing out, or falling out?…to the obvious delight of the crowd
Part of the tremendous crowd – the largest in Hastings St.
THANK YOU – AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT BON MARCHE STORES