Hastings Jubilee Carnival Programme 1923


Progressive Hastings   The Hub of Hawke’s Bay


Starting MONDAY October 15th and Ending MONDAY October 22nd.

Programme for the Week.

9.30 a.m. Monster Decorated Procession assembles at Southland Road at 9a.m., moving off at 9.30 a.m., proceeding down Heretaunga Street into Russell, Queen and Hastings Streets, and returning via Heretaunga Street to Russell St.

Prize List –
1 – Best Decorated Lorry, with or without trade display…1st prize £6
2 – Most Effective Trade Display on Lorry…1st prize £2 2/-
3 – Best Lorry Concert Party – 1st prize £2 2/-
4 – Best Decorated Motor Car – 1st prize £2 2/-
                               2nd prize £1 1/-
5 – Special prize Best Illuminated Car – Prize £2
6 – Old Time Car…1st prize £1 10/-
7 – Best Decorated Ford Car – 1st prize pair Ford Tyres (presented by J. E. Peach & Co)
8 – Best Decorated Oakland Car 1st prize £2 2/- (Presented by H. B. Autos, Ltd.)
9 – Best decorated Trade Display (horses and carts) …1st prize £2 2/-
10 – Farmers’ Display…1st prize £2 2/-
11 – Best Decorated Bicycles…Trophies

10.15 a.m. Welcome, by His Worship the Mayor to Visitors. Grand Opening Ceremony.

10.45 a.m. A Medieval Court, representing the period of the Battle of Hastings, 1066 A.D., after which an investiture of leading citizens will be held.

12.15 p.m. A Luncheon, extended to the Veterans, Early Settlers, and Visiting Delegates, at the Olympia Cabaret. All citizens are requested to attend to do honour to the guests.

12.30 to 1.30 p.m. Community Sing, at Cosy Theatre. Collection at the door.

7 p.m. Grand Illuminated and Torchlight Procession, starting from corner Willowpark Road, proceeding down Heretaunga Street to Nelson Street into Fitzroy Avenue, along Tomoana Road, into Cornwall Park.

7.30 p.m. Selection by the Hastings Band, followed by a Grand Concert and Dance Entertainment. Soft Drinks procurable at the Park Buffet.
Cornwall Park specially illuminated.
Admission: Adults 6d. Children 3d.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 1923.

12.30 to 1.30 p.m. Community Sing, to be held in the Cosy Theatre. Collection at door.

7.15 p.m. The Hastings Band will Play Selections in the Main Street leading up to the Municipal Theatre

8 p.m. Grand Concert, by leading artists, assisted by the Hastings Orphans’ Club, to be held in the Municipal Theatre.


Shops Close at 1 p.m.

7.15 p.m. Hastings Band to render Selections in the Main Street, leading to the Cabaret.

8 p.m. A Grand Fancy Dress and Marked [Masked?] Ball will be held in the Cabaret. Grand March at 8.15 p.m. The following prizes will be given: – Best set (4 couples) £4 4/-; also 8 prizes to the best first and second in each class (four at £1 1/-, four at 10/6).


Shops Close at Noon.

7.30 p.m. Hastings Band will render Selections leading up to Cornwall Park.

Monster Illuminated Open-Air Sports Meeting in Cornwall Park (under rules of N.Z. Athletic and Cycling Club).
Admission: Adults 1/-; Children 6d.
The Park Specially Illuminated.
Late Train to Napier 10.30 p.m.


Highland Dancing – Classes 10 to 12 years, 12 to 15 years (open) 18 years.
Prizes: 1st, trophy, 20/-; 2nd, trophy, 10/-.
(Provided 5 or more competitors) entrance Fee 1/-.
Judges: Messrs. Lochead and McLeish.

50 Yards Slow Bicycle Race –
Entrance Fee, 6d.
Prize: Trophy, value 10/-.

Novelty Relay Race – To be run in Football Colours or Fancy Costumes.
Teams of four; first lot to run 50 yards; 2nd lot to run 50 yards in sacks; 3rd lot to run 50 yards in a three-legged race.
Entrance fee 4/- per team.
Prize: £1 per team (cash).

75 Yards Handicap – For boys attending Primary Schools.
Entrance Fee, 6d.
1st prize, trophy, value 10/-.
2nd prize, trophy, value 5/-.

75 Yards Girls’ Skipping Handicap –
Entrance Fee, 6d.
1st prize, trophy, value 10/-.
2nd prize, trophy, value 5/-.

75 Yards Single Ladies’ Handicap –
Entrance Fee, 6d.
1st prize, trophy, value £1.
2nd prize, trophy, value 10/-.

Pillow Fight –
Entrance Fee, 6d.

Bowling at Wicket – Three tries.
Entrance Fee, 6d.

Tossing the Sheaf – Two tries.
Entrance Fee, 1/-.
Prize, 10/-.

Chain Stepping – Open to ladies and gentlemen.
Entrance Fee, 6d.

Quoits –
Entrance Fee, 6d.
Prize, 5/-.

Aunt Sally – Thee shots for 6d.

Hop, Step and Jump –
Entrance Fee, 6d.
Prizes: 1st, 10/-; 2nd, 5/-.

Table Skittles –

Nail Driving for Ladies –
Entrance Fee, 6d.
Prize, 10/-.

Highland Fling – 10 to 12 years.

Highland Fling – 12 to 15 years.

Highland Fling – 15 to 18 years.

Highland Reel –

Sword Dance –

Sean Trubhai [Trubhais] –

Jig –

Tug o’ War will be held only upon six entries being received.
Entrance Fee 2/- each man.
1st prize, £7.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 1923.

2.30 to 4.30 p.m. Community Sing in Cosy Theatre. Collection at door.

2 p.m. Cafe Chantant and Stalls will open in Russell Street.

2.30 p.m. A Baby Show will be held on the green adjoining the Mother’s rest.
Four classes as follows: – Boy and Girl, 6 months and under; Boy and Girl, over 6 months and under 12 months.
Entrance Fee, 6d.

1st prizes, trophies to the value of
2nd prizes, trophies to the value of
(16 prizes allotted for the two classes).

A Silver Cup has been donated for the Champion Baby.

Special seating accommodation for mothers and their babies.

Afternoon Tea can be obtained at Mothers’ Rest and Cafe Chantant.

7.30 p.m. Cafe Chantant and Stalls, open till 10.30 p.m.
Lorry Concert Parties and Dancing Items. Amusement for young and old.
Admission: Adults 6d; Children 3d.

The Hastings Band will render Selections in the Main Street leading up to the Cabaret.

7.30 p.m. Children’s Grand Fancy Dress Ball in the Cabaret from 7.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. Grand March 7.30 p.m.

The following prizes will be given: – Best Nursery Rhyme Set (consisting of not fewer than 6 and not more than 10). First prize £2 2/- (to be donated towards the winning school’s sports funds); also 2/6 each to the winning set.

Prize for boys’ and girls’ most unique costume.

Forty prizes of 2/6 each to the wearers of the 40 best dresses.

Prices of admission 1/-, including supper and a full supply of soft drinks.

Admission for adults 2/6, including supper.

Floor cleared for adults at 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: Admission to roped enclosure: Adults 6d, Children 3d.


Cafe Chantant open from 7.30 p.m.; also Stalls, numerous Side-Shows and Bran Tubs and Dips. Band and Orchestra in attendance.
Lorry Concert Parties in fenced-off part of Russell Street.
The town will be specially illuminated and decorated for the week.
Late Train to Napier 10.38 p.m.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 1923.

2 p.m. Grand Motor Cycle Sports, on the H.B. Jockey Club’s Racecourse. Over £60 in prizes.

The following is the programme: –

1  15 Lap Open Handicap – 1st prize, £15; 2nd prize, £6; 3rd prize, £2.

2  16 Lap Open Handicap – 1st prize, £10; 2nd prize, £5; 3rd prize, £2.

3  10 Lap Open Handicap – 1st prize, £8; 2nd prize, £3; 3rd prize, £1.

4  5 Lap Open Novice – 1st prize, £5; 2nd prize, £2; 3rd prize, £1.

Entrance Fees 5 per cent. of first prize.

Any further particulars required can be given by the Secretary,
P.O. Box 319, ‘Phone 129,

From Prairie Land to Paradise – From Zero to a Population of Thirteen Thousand

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  • Walter S Anderson

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