Teams, Groups, Lodges, Societies & Organisations
Here are some of the groups and organisations, that were around early in the life of the settlements. Dates and names have been included where available.
AORANGI LODGE , officers for 1898;JM RICHARDSON; WG RUTHERFORD: WH QUICK; JO ANSON
BULLS JOCKEY CLUB formed 1866, first president was Major MARSHALL. J.E. HENRYS was haandicapper. In 1897 the president was Colonel GORTON. John STEVENS M.H.R. was judge, J.G. WILSON vice president, D. CAMPION clerk of scales and F.J. MANSELL treasurer
BULLS FOOTBALL CLUB; began 1876.
JACKEYTOWN RUGBY CLUB; formed 1919.
FEILDING ATHLETIC CLUB formed 1875 and sub committee consisted of Messrs. George KIRTON (newspaper owner) Hector BOOTH (Bullock Wagon Driver & Maori interpreter) Thomas BRADLEY
LEVIN MASONIC LODGE was formed 1904 with efforts from Messrs F.G. Roe, C.V. Swabey of Otaki, B.R. Gardener and Jas McIntyre (who was also active in launching a branch of Druids lodge)
LEVIN RACING CLUB 1916 president Mr R.A. McDonald, secretary Mr R.D. Wallace
LINTON PONY CLUB first held in a paddock owned by Mr RIX and some of the participants were; E BOWLER, M SHERIDAN, & the MOODY family.
LINTON RIFLE CLUB formed 1900 promoted by Mr Hugh AKERS and first in command Captain George CRAW. Mr S. GREER and Mr J. KENNARD were also members.
LINTON SPORTS CLUB formed 1904. First committe was S GREER, Mr MA MOODY, Messrs, FA HOSKING, R AYMES, R ROSS, CH JONATHON, AE CLARK, S YOUNG, AE CURRIN, G ANDERSON, A RIX, E GREER, A GRIMSTONE, O LARSEN, W JACKSON, T HAWKINS.
LINTON YOUNG FARMERS CLUB : (Sometimes called Fitzherbert West) began 1936, Mr Jack WIGHT, Russell GRETTON, O TERRY, R TERRY, J KILLGARRIFF, T KILLGARRIFF, J MOYNES, W SHERIDAN, M SHERIDAN, G SHERRIDAN, S FREEMAN, O GALPIN, Len BALLINGER, EW HARRISON, ES CRAWFORD.
MANAWATU RACING CLUB, commenced racing in 1880
PALMERSTON NORTH RUGBY CLUB : began 1878
RANGITIKEI CLUB, 18811, founding members included FY LETHBRIDGE; P GIESEN; W DOWDEN; F WORSFOLD; EH FISHER; E MARTIN; RE YOUNG; W SUMMERS; AJ GIBSONE; G FLYGER; G SAYWELL; F BUTLER; B GOSLING; C JOHNSON; WGM BANKS; Dr SORLEY; WH DAVEY; J SCOTT; A HAYNE; JH BAGNALL.
RANGITIKEI MASONIC LODGE formed 1880. The DDSM was J.E. WALKER
RANGITIKEI OPERATIC SOCIETY formed 1898 Pres. CColonel GORTON; Mrs WASTNEY; Mrs MOREY; Drr BENNETT; Mr D SCOTT; Mr JG WILSON; Mrs HERBERT; Mr LE WARD; Mr CL WHITE; Mr F SAYWELL; Mr E HERBERT.
RANGITIKEI RACING CLUB first meeting was held in Bulls 1857, proposed by Mr Bertt COYLE
WOODVILLE BOWLING CLUB 1899. Mr J NICHOLSON, president.
WOODVILLE RIFLE CLUB 1894, was on the property of Mr WH NELSON;
WOODVILLE TENNIS CLUB 1866 Mr MORTON, BOWDEN & C SMITH