Jackson Street, Petone 1924
"In 1929 if you motored through Petone, the speed limit there was 15 miles per hour (25km). Pedestrian crossings didn't appear until about the late 20's. Most long-time residents of Lower Hutt will recall that in the 20's - and even the early 30's - they could walk at a leisurely pace across Main street (High Street), or hold a conversation in the middle of the street without fear of hindrance from motorists, horses and fellow pedestrians."
Kaye ,G.(1999) Pages from our past. Lower Hutt: The Hutt City Council.
Alexander Turnbull Library Description:
Looking down Jackson Street, Petone. Businesses line both sides of the street with Bonthorne & Wilson, ironmongers, on the left. A car and a horse with a cart are in the centre. A small boy pokes his tongue out at the camera on the left. Taken by Sydney Charles Smith in 1924.
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Photographer: Sydney Charles Smith
Colourised By Brendan Graham 2016 from an original black and white Image courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library.