THE RUSH MUNRO’S
VOL.XVI NO. 67 SATURDAY AUGUST 26 1926
80 years of memories
Famous Rush Munro’s turns eighty, and we would like you to share your stories
1926 marked the opening of Rush Munro’s, a small shop selling hand churned ice cream and home made sweets. Business thrived until February 3rd 1931 when the shop, like so many Hawke’s Bay homes and businesses, was devastated by the Hawke’s Bay earthquake.
Seventeen days later business was resumed in a tent on an empty section at 704 Heretaunga Street West, our present home. Since that date buildings have been erected and the site was transformed into a garden. The Famous Rush Munro’s Ice Cream Garden.
Throughout our 80 year history Famous Rush Munro’s Ice Cream has been a Hawke’s Bay icon. Many Hawke’s Bay residents and holidaymakers have fond memories of childhood visits to the Famous Rush Munro’s Ice Cream Gardens.
Rush Munro’s would love to capture your memories and photographs of our famous ice cream and your visits to our unique gardens.
Please post in your stories and photo’s by October 31 to:
Rush Munro’s 80 Years of Memories
PO Box 13093, Hastings
Or email to richards[@]rushmunro.co.nz
All photographs will be digitally copied and returned.
Ice Cream prizes will be awarded and Hawke’s Bay Today has kindly offered to publish a selection of the stories and photographs.
Help us celebrate our 80th Anniversary by sharing your Rush Munro’s Memories.
MADE IN NEW ZEALAND SINCE 1926
100% NATURAL ICE CREAM
Photo caption – Frederick Charles Rush Munro and staff, 1931.