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South Wairarapa Caledonia Pipe Band


South Wairarapa Caledonia Pipe Band parading down Main Street, Greytown, just south of the intersection with Church Street, circa 1950.

Identified are: Don Kendall second from back; Margory Simmonds left in white shirt; Basil Sutton second front left; Betty Findlayson white shirt on right; partially obscured behind Betty is Barbara Flynn; Ewen McFarlane is front left; Beverley Nelson centre with white shirt; Alistair McLeod second from left front; Donald Sutherland front right; Buster Hopping is the Drum Major.

Behind the band is St Luke's Anglican Church in Main Street, Greytown and its famous Eucalyptus Regnans tree, planted by Samuel Oates.


A large group of highland dancers with pipers. Those identified are: Maureen Farmer, back row third from right; Barbara Flynn, third row fourth from right; left side piper is A. Henderson; seated on the left is a Henderson child; second and third from the right are Henderson twins. The teacher is Miss Wright and she is wearing a white dress.

Members of the South Wairarapa Caledonia Pipe Band (not in uniform) leading a parade of returned servicemen on Main street, Greytown.
In the background is the Greytown Fire Station.

Source: Wairarapa Archives


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