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Views of Masterton, 1887

Shows left part of Masterton panorama, looking west, from near the area of Bannister and Hessey Streets. A number of houses are in the foreground, with two-storey buildings in the distance along Queen Street. Taken from new gas storage tank - 97-151/114

Wrigley's Bush is beyond the buildings. Taken from new gas storage tank - 97-151/115

Photographs: Wairarapa Archive
Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 7869, 8 October 1904, Page 4
The erection of lamps in the middle of the street appears to be becoming more and more popular. Where it has been employed it appears to have no drawbacks. The drivers of vehicles soon become accustomed to them, and accidents are of rare occurrence. Members of the Masterton Borough Council, while travelling to Feilding, on Thursday, took the opportunity of gleaning information regarding these, both at that place and Palmerston North.   Since the lamp has been erected, however, not a single mishap has occurred, and public opinion now appears to be changing in favour of the new and apparently better system of street lighting.

Dagg-Wakelin wedding, Greytown, 1911

Dominion, Volume 4, Issue 1022, 11 January 1911, Page 9
On Thursday last at St. Luke's Church. Greytown, the marriage took place of Miss Florence Ethel Wakelin and Mr. Alfred Dagg.   The bride (who was given away by her father) was gowned in white muslin with valenciennies lace and insertion and had in attendance upon her as bridesmaids the Misses Alice Rosilind Wakelin (chief), attired in cream taffetta, Mabel Josephine Wakelin, in a white muslin Princess costume (both being sisters of the bride), also Misses Florence Dagg, gowned in cream, and Lucy Dagg, attired in cream taffetta (both sisters of the bridegroom). The bride and her attendants carried lovely bouquets of cream roses, sweet peas and maiden-hair fern. The bride also wore the orthodox veil.   The bridegroom had for best man his brother Eddie, and as groomsman Mr. Ellingham. The music suitable for the occasion was fully choral, Mrs. Nicholson of Martinborough, presiding at the organ.   A reception was held afterwards, …