We’re in good company . . .
These Palmerston North businesses have been operating for at least as long as the Guardian. Those marked with an * advertised in our first edition. Where known, the date the business opened is given.
50 YEARS OF THE GUARDIAN
The Lychway Funeral Directors 1879 Fitzherbert Rowe 1881 CR Law 1881 Robe`rt Embroideries 1882 Innes Dean Lawyers 1884 Manawatu¯ Knitting Mills 1880s Martin Engineering 1890 Jacobs Florentine 1908 Goldfinch & Cousins 1918 Madge Coachlines (now Uzabus) 1920 Richardson Drilling 1925 New Zealand Dairy Research Institute (now Fonterra Research and Development Centre) 1927 Coo-Ee Dry Cleaners 1930 * King & Teppett 1931 * Leader & Watt 1931 * Kelly’s Footwear 1933 Palmerston Extension Ladder Company (now Pelco) 1937 Beattie & Horne 1946 Steelfort 1946 Norwood 1948 Len Shailer 1950 Tracgrip Hydraulics Equipment 1950 McIntosh Brothers 1951 Valentine Engineering 1953 Delta Plastics (now Allflex) 1955 Kairanga Knitting Mills 1955 Higgins 1958 Bruce Watt Photography 1950s Central Pharmacy 1961 Naylor Palmer 1961 Bowaters Plumbing 1964 Ross Hyde Jewellers 1965 Chapple Architecture 1969 Golden Takeaways 1969 Prepared Foods 1960s New Zealand Pharmaceuticals 1971 Asia Restaurant * Beggs Musical Centre * Bernina Sewing Centre Candy Corner Dairy * Fitzherbert Motor Inn (now the Copthorne) Hoult Contractors * Jolly and Mills (now McVerry Crawford) Lawnmower Services Stihl Shop * Manawatu¯ TV & Sound Service (now Manawatu¯ SoundHub) Martins Electrical Robert J Cotton