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Member since 05 Jan 2008
Member from Stoke
Kai you could try Acetone (or nail polish remover) from the chemist. Apply with a small artists brush or cotton bud. That will dissolve the markings & put a paper towel behind to absorb the excess fluid. It has a powerful smell, so do it outside or with plenty of ventilation. You may not be rid of everything but it should help a lot.
Member since 04 Jan 2008
Janda Thank you so much for that..Will try it right away.,,, outside and not too much!!I got another book at the same place on Friday, so now have a few to treatWhen Prices are stuck on,,and the glue residue is left , eucalyptus oil does an instant job ,so then I usually dab lavendar oil over it later. cos like the NPR as you say,,,, the smell is quite overpowering!!Cheers Kai
Still looking for info if anyone remembers please?
The name of the Billiard rooms ,and where I could get a picture maybe??? just round the corner from the Press building?
It was upstairs in Worcester st and still operational in Late 1960s..
There was also a milkbar type, paper/magazine shop,, same era at the Christchurch Central railways station... Info as to where access of pics of that too, would be greatly appreciated ..
Have googled every site I can think of ,,,and cant seem to get too far.
Tried the CHCH lib pictures etc..
Thanks in anticipation
Member since 28 Oct 2006
Member from Christchurch CBD
Kai, I get facebook postings from someone "50's, 60's, 70's and 80's living in Christchurch", and have had photos of the inside of the railway station.
Perhaps you could try there.
Thanks so much for that Desi..Will take some measures to take a BO PEEP That sounds good ....I have been doing some work last few days on retro,, and have been through a few books here, cos I am sure theres one of the Map of NZ on Railway station floor or wall????My friend and I were talking about coupla weeks back, and also we were trying to find pics of the newsagent type shop there late 60s early 70s ...The thing is you start reading the NZ books again and get sidetracked Nth N Sth at the neat places n memories of nearly every city and wee town They need to put blinkers on me,,, to keep my mind on the Job Cheers Kai
Member since 28 May 2008
Member from Wrights Bush
Hi Kai, you just jigged my memory. I used to work at ChCh Railways as a cleaner on the Southerner, late 60's or early 70's. used to flirt a bit with the Station manager and he would shout us a cup of coffee in his office after we had finished work about 9pm. (That was all mind, we were all married!! While we wandered around the station giving cheek to the shunters, we would saunter into the main booking office, and on the floor (parquet) was a large outline map of NZ. We did lot's of travelling on it.One night we wandered around and I had one of those 'laughing boxes' in my pocket, and set it off every so often, got some strange looks.
Member since 06 Nov 2008
Member from Auckland
Lots of reminiscences here relate to NZ whereas mine are of Aussie but gaye-belle's reminded me of how, as a child, I would gaze with longing at a money-box in a shop window as I waited for my second bus en route to school. It was the bust of a negro and you placed the coin on his tongue and I gather he then swollowed it. Anyone remember those?Well, lo and behold my youngest daughter bought one a couple of years ago from an antique shop for her boy-friend for Christmas!!I couldn't believe it when I saw him open it!!
Member since 10 Jul 2006
Member from Papatoetoe
Wowie Tis I remember those money boxes. Were'nt they made of heavy lead as most of the toys in those days. Our neighbour had one. What a coincidence! I bet your eyes nearly popped out of your head. Happy Easter all.
Member since 28 May 2009
Member from Wallaceville
I saw one of those at Aunty Phyllis and Uncle Roy's place when I was a little girl. That would have been in the 1960's. They had things like that- Toby jugs, a monkey band and so on
One day, while Mum and Aunty Phyllis were chatting, I got stuck into a book which I had heard of but had never read-'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell. I have never been one for love stories but that one was exceptional and I really enjoyed it. I was unable to finish it in one go,so as soon as I could I went and read the rest.
Member since 22 May 2009
Member from Opotiki
I had one of those money boxes. They were called greedy nigger boy. Of course that's not PC now.
My mother game me mine years later, I had it with me when I went working on a farm as housekeeper, and it disappeared. Could only have been the son who took it, but as he was Daddy's little darling, there was no point in making an issue of it. No doubt he had a good hiding place for it at the time.
Wonder what they're worth now
Member since 24 Jun 2006
Member from Otaki
There was one in a secondhand shop here for $45, it was in the shop window on a weekend and there was a small queue waiting to buy it on the Monday morning
Member from Eltham
I would think that they, like the "Postoffice" money box shaped like a book would be collectors items now.
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