Western Leader : March 1st 2011
2 WESTERN LEADER, MARCH 1, 2011 NEWS Parents of babies to 6 years old Do call our friendly staff today about your child's needs. 18, 20 & 25 Wolverton St Avondale Ph: 828 9083 Web Page: www.kiwicarepreschool.co.nz Email: email@example.com sudoku THE NUMBER PLACING GAME Fill the grid so that every column, every row and every 3x3 box contains the digits1-9 SOLUTION TO W243 Office 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Cla re Haynes ema l: e wl@snl co nz Sales Manager Jul e Cooper ema l: ul e cooper@snl co nz Circulation 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 ema l: el very@snl co nz Classifieds 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 ema l: clsa @snl.co.nz 66,754 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan Dec '10. 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Phone YOUR COACHES ACT NOW FOR Registration Anne: 021 420 860 Christine 0274 984 997 Errol: 09 420 8582 or 0800 442 440 oratoursiteattheKumeuA&HShow BEFORE AFTER Risky work on the railway Unmarked: The graves of locomotive firemen John Hennelly and Cyril Hobbs are unmarked. A park bench sits just a few metres from where Cyril is buried. Photo: MATTHEW GRAY By MATTHEW GRAY John Hennelly was look- ing forward to a holiday in Wellington. It had been two years since his last visit to the capital and he had just a week to go before he was to be reunited with friends and relatives liv- ing there. Sadly he never made it.The Ponsonby resi- dent, named after his late father, was killed after falling some 25 feet from the steam loco- motive he was working on as it passed over a bridge near the Hender- son Creek. John, the fireman, was preparing to deposit a shovel-load of sand on a wet portion of track when he lost his balance. He struck one of the bridge buttresses head- first and died instantly on February 9, 1906. The 23-year-old's widowed mother Mary buried her boy among other Catholics at Waikumete Cemetery in an unmarked plot. A fireman's role was an important one during the golden age of rail travel. Keeping the flames alive was a key task and water needed to be in plentiful supply for the production of steam to keep the wheels turning. Many firemen started their careers as cleaners, working on the engines to gain an extensive knowledge of their workings. They were also trained to take over from drivers in cases of emergency and most of them ended upinthetopjobona full-time basis after completing their unof- ficial apprenticeships. The position could also be dangerous. Waiku- mete records include the names of numerous fire- men who, like John, died before they could make old bones. Some were presumably killed on the job. One of the youngest is Cyril Percival George Hobbs who was badly scalded by steam when a pipe burst in the cab of his locomotive in Auck- land on September 9, 1929. The 18-year-old, whose parents lived in Welling- ton, sustained terrible burns to much of his head, back and chest and died in hospital six days later. He too is buried in an unmarked grave. Beware of quake cheats The Ministry of Con- sumer Affairs says scam- mers are using the Christchurch earth- quake to take advantage of the goodwill of New Zealanders. It says emails are being sent out from James McCoy'', claiming to be from Donate4CharityNZ'', using a legitimate UK- based charity's organis- ation name and website address. The email encourages people to receive donated funds into their bank account from overseas for a 10 percent cut.
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