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      • Memories of a James Smiths Message Boy
        • 5 Mar 2014
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        • I have been sent a collection of memories by Cathie Ellis the daughter of Don Ratcliffe who worked as a message boy for James Smiths department store Cuba St in 1920. His thoughts about some of the people who managed the various … Continue reading →
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      • Evans Drapery Family Store. Share Some Stories.
        • 25 Feb 2014
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        • I have been sent a collection of memories from Michael Pringle ( great grandson of the founder)  written by his uncle Richard Byrne about his grandfathers Llew Evans and the family store Evans Drapery in Cuba St. The stories are very … Continue reading →
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      • 50 Years of Dining at the Matterhorn
        • 21 Sep 2013
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        • The Matterhorn Café was established in 1963 by a Swiss man called Tony  , whom nine years later sold it to George Stucki and his wife Ursula they ran the business during the 1970′s and 1980′s. George was an amateur … Continue reading →
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      • Dining in Cuba Street
        • 14 Jul 2013
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        • Today Cuba Street is a foodie’s Mecca – wherever you look, on corners, up lanes and upstairs – there’s a place to eat. But the street’s reputation as a gourmet’s Nirvana isn’t new; it’s been a popular place to eat … Continue reading →
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      • A call out for contributions
        • 6 Jul 2013
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        • Kia ora followers of this Cuba St Blog. Its been a few months since I posted anything unfortunately the daily tasks of making a living and managing my domestic life have left me little spare time to concentrate on finding … Continue reading →
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      • Film of the Festival Walk and Talk
        • 17 May 2013
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        • This is the film of the Cuba St Project walk and talk that I delivered for the Fringe Festival 2013. Commissioned by the Wellington City Council Heritage Dept and Produced by Mark Westerby of Random Films. The film is approx … Continue reading →
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      • Fish on Fridays, always available in Cuba St
        • 20 Apr 2013
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        • We had fish for diner  last night which I bought at our local fish shop in Cuba St. This Catholic tradition  has been upheld by many European immigrant family’s. Fishmongers have always had a presence in Cuba Street, this fish market  was … Continue reading →
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      • Tommy The Miniature Elephant
        • 5 Mar 2013
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        • The Perry Brothers Circus offered new and amazing entertainment for the working class people of Te Aro during the depression in the 1920’s. Ref: Eph-E-CABOT-Circus-Perry-1928-02. Alexander Turnbull Library This circus advertised as the greatest ring show on earth, held the Famous … Continue reading →
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      • The Old Shebang an 1883 Bachelor Pad
        • 2 Mar 2013
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        •   Ref: 1/1-025894-G. Alexander Turnbull Library The ‘Old Shebang’,  a working mans cottage located on upper Cuba St near Tonks Ave.  was tenanted in 1883 by three young gentlemen. William Williams was a keen amateur photographer who has left us a … Continue reading →
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      • Oyster Bar and Confectioners now Espressoholic
        • 26 Feb 2013
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        • Espressoholic is located where there have always been eating houses. Records show that in 1905 there were two shops operating on the site, a confectioners and an oyster saloon. In the early 1900’s, before refrigerators where invented, oysters were kept … Continue reading →
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      • Le Normandie’s Chateau Briand Cooked by Madame Louise
        • 19 Feb 2013
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        • Tucked away at the end of a short arcade and part of the Cubacade was Le Normandie restaurant established in 1961 by Renée Louise Charlton. Also known as Madame Louise, she arrived in Wellington in the 1950’s and first worked … Continue reading →
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      • Dancers and Communists in the Barber’s Buildings
        • 17 Feb 2013
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        • The Barber Building is a fine example of the Edwardian style of architecture and is a notable feature of the Cuba Street precinct . Originally a five roomed home built of Totara was built at 125 Cuba Street. In 1863, W.P … Continue reading →
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