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Grand Hotel, Thorp's Boot Shop

Photo caption –

“It must have been an important occasion which caused these well-dressed people in their horse-drawn vehicles to line up outside the Grand Hotel in Heretaunga Street about 1908. The hotel was built in 1906 of bricks made at Fulford’s yard, Havelock North. The building was destroyed in the 1931 earthquake.”

Thorp’s boot shop and Solway tea rooms beside hotel

Text on buildings –

“[THORP]S FOR BOOTS
BOOT IMPORTERS
R.

Stephenson's Shoe Shop, Wairoa

Stephenson’s Shoe Shop, Wairoa

Photo caption –

” R Martin’s shops, Wairoa”

Text on signs –

“STEPHENSON’S SHOES
ARE GUARANTEED FOR HARD WEAR.

STEPHENSON’S
LEAD IN VALUE FOR BOOTS & SHOES.

[…]   HASLER’S   […]”