Newspaper Article 1999 – Rummerys celebrate

Rummerys celebrate

Norman and Eunace Rummery ran the Lucky Shop barbershop on Heretaunga St for 30 years before they finally hung up the strop and towel.

Now enjoying retirement in Whangarei they are celebrating another enduring partnership.

Today marks the diamond wedding anniversary of a couple who after 60 years of Hastings working life were once familiar figures on the streets of Hastings.

Norman and Eunace met, in true thirties fashion, on the ballroom floors of the 30s dance scene.

They married at St Matthew’s Church on February 25, 1939, and set up home on Oliphant Rd.

They had one son, John and three grandchildren, David Claire and Sue. They now have two great grandchildren, Jade and Jonathan.

Mr Rummery trained to be a plumber but switched to hairdressing.

The unusual move paid off and with Eunace managing the front of the shop, they kept the Hastings community looking well-groomed for the next 30 years.

On their retirement in 1975, the couple became leading lights in the Hastings bowling scene.

Eunace, renowned for her friendly, yet no-nonsense, attitude on the bowling green, became the president of the Heretaunga Bowling Club.

After moving to Whangarei to be closer to their family, the world of competitive bowls lured them back on to the green. Both still play.

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25 February 1999

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The Hawke’s Bay Herald-Tribune


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  • Claire Rummery
  • David Rummery
  • Eunace Rummery
  • John Rummery
  • Norman Rummery
  • Sue Rummery

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