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Staff social hall at the Hutt Railway Workshops, decorated for a ball, 1930

Reference Number: APG-1799-1/2-G

The social hall at the Hutt Railway Workshops, decorated for a ball in 1930. Bentwood chairs are placed all around the room, leaving the floor bare, and the ceiling is decorated with streamers, balloons and lanterns. There is a comfortable seating area on the stage with several soft chairs and two standard lamps. Beside the stage is a board with the inscription "Social Hall. Hutt Workshops. Programme. Waltz. One step". Photographed by Albert Percy Godber.For another view looking towards the back of the decorated hall, see APG-1803-1/2, in which a large group of apprentices are seated for an exam.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Woburn, Lanterns, Balloons, Halls - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Railway workshops and yards - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Festive decorations - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Chairs.

Part of:
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00048 (2024 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: Identification of subject and location from Godber's own index at TL 6/1/15 (filed in Photographic Archives), in the 1/2 plate sequence under: S. Social Hall. Hutt Shops. 1930. For ball. Box 122.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "A P Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

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