Severn Street. "Staff of T & P Milk Coy's [Taieri and Peninsula] Oamaru factory before my time. Second from left is my predecessor [sic] and on left Russell Laurenson son of Jim L our cartage contractor. He was manger of the Vacuum Oil Coy in Dunedin when the T & P ceased operations and he offered me a job as a salesman with them. I would have liked to accept the offer. He was later General Manager for NZ and a District Governor for Rotary. He was well known as a singer. The other tall chap in dark suit is the factory manager.The truck and the shape of the cans seem to date this a good while before I went there." (Information on back of photograph - author not identified.) Photograph dates c. early 1930s. Motor vehicle. J H Laurenson,
Back row workers (Left to right): 3rd from right is Mark Sinclair; 4th from right, wearing waistcoat and cap, is David Sparks Snr, of Glen Street, Oamaru. (David Sparks Snr was the father of David Sparks, proprietor of "Dave Sparks, the Working Man's Store", a clothing shop at 48 Ribble Street, Oamaru. Mr Sparks Jnr died in 1980.
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Collection of the Waitaki Archive. Id 102761