Newspaper Article 2009 – 100 Years Ago – Garden Seats, Postcards

The Hastings Standard
January 30, 1909

The garden seats outside the public library, were surely never placed there for the purposes to which they are being devoted. It is quite a common sight to see the seats occupied by a party of “fusiliers” in various stages of hilarious intoxication, some with large bottles of foaming beer glued to their lips and the rest gazing at the operation with a look of joyful expectancy, the whole forming a most unedifying and unpleasing spectacle, especially for ladies and children.

Mr W.H. Whalley, of the Crown Studio, Palmerston North, has been busily engaged today taking views of various parts of the town, for the purpose of issuing a set of postcards. He will also issue a panoramic view of the town, as taken from the top of the Grand Hotel.

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