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Horowhenua Business..

Levin c.1900 included; W.B. McINTOSH, coachbuilders, who employed Charles WELBY aged 13 as apprentice painter, Mr W ALLOWAY as coachbuilder, Mr W WILTON journeyman painter, Mr A BROWN blacksmith striker and Mr BILDERBECK as blacksmith.

The Temperance Hotel was owned by Mr Geo WASHINGTON PHIPPS in Oxford Street. Mr B.R. GARDENER had the Manawatu Co-Operative store in 1906: SWAINSON & BEVAN ran a general merchandise store on the corner of Mako Mako Road and Oxford Street, the building having been built in 1904 but was burnt to the ground in 1909: Sydney HALL had a dental practice and WILLIAMS opened a tearooms in Oxford St in 1910.

Mr & Mrs James ROSE and three chldren lived and worked their blacksmith shop in Salisbury Street: A. LEONARD was a saddler and Levins first fire officer: BARTHOLEMEWs had the first sawmill, situated on Roslyn Road, errected 1888 with James & Richard PROUSE setting up theirs in Cabbridge Street arround 1891.

Hugh HALL, Baker: Chas PALMER, furniture shop: E.F. LEVY, chemist:


Foxton 1889; Aberdeen House, a general store, run by G GRAY & later Thomas FUNSTON: H AROLD was a blacksmith: BACON & SPIERS were joiners & Millwrights: RH BARBER a blacksmith & General Engineer; Mrs BURR a millner & dressmaker; William COLLINS a carter, J HARRIS a shoemaker, C HONORE a grocer, ironmonger & general providor; F HOWARD a watchmaker & jeweller; R LEARY, chemist; WL COE, saddelry; Thomas F GIBSON tinsmith & town clerk; JENKINS & Co builders, JW LIDDELL architect & builder; T LIND shoer & smithy; Louis LEVIEN hairdresser & tobacconist; A JONSON cabinetmaker; A MUSGROVE builder; RG PALMER commission aagent & photographer; A POPE painter glazier & paperhanger; F DE RIDDER manager of Ready Money Store for Joseph NATHAN; Mrs REID ran The Buffet food shop; H ROBINSON vet forge & smith; JR RUSSELL printer; S STARTUP bootmaker; Toe TOS fruiterer; J WESTWOOD smith & shoer; FR YOUNG shipping agent; J TOOMATH agent:

Foxton1895 included; E BATTERSBY well sinker; Geo COLYE carrier; HB CURRIE watchmaker; AS EASTON butcher; S ENNIS tailor; A FRASER bookseller; W HAMER chemist; A KERR Baker; AT McKLOSKY hairdresser tobacconist; AR McMILLAN, agent; EP OSBORNE undertaker; JA PERREAU land agent; WB RHODES general merchant; B SPELLMAN carrier; A SPIERS builder of Avenue Road; JT THOMPSON builder & undertaker; WALSH & HOWAN butchers:


Mr Earnest Stephen THYNNE of Foxton was a partner in THYNNE & LINTON & Co, shipping agents, including the 'Tui'

STEPHENS BROS, Merchants and Commission Agents were on the coach route linking Foxton and Rongotea.

The TANSLEY's ran the Manawatu Hotel at Foxton in the 1870's

Otaki - Builder & Contractor 1880
Pledger John, Otaki

Feek E, - Foxton - Brickmaker 1880

Foxton - Builders & Contractors 1880
Birchly J, Foxton
Bowe T, Foxton
Whittaker James C, Foxton