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Richmond Borough Councillor 1977-1983 I find it an interesting challenge to remember my time in the early 1980s as a Borough Councillor and later a member of the Area Health...Read more about "Teenah Handiside"...
The Town that Wilkes Built and a Lucky Escape from Friendly Fire
*Richmond - the town that Wilkes Built* The firm of W.E Wilkes is synonymous with house building in Richmond. The company built many of the major buildings in Richmond...Read more about " The Town that Wilkes Built and a Lucky Escape from Friendly Fire"...
Anzac Old Boys - World War I
Many Nelson men died in World War I. These are three Nelson College for Boys alumni, who died in the Great War and were commemorated in the Nelsonian, the College magazine.* * * *Garfield Jessop,...Read more about "Anzac Old Boys - World War I"...
Queen Street in Richmond
Queen Street is the long street that runs through the heart of Richmond, from the foothills in the east, to the Waimea River in the west. As the...Read more about "Queen Street in Richmond"...
The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond
In 1923, John Warring (known as Jack) opened a bicycle shop near Queen Street’s intersection with Gladstone Road. Just three years later the growing popularity of motor vehicles led...Read more about "The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond"...