Thursday, January 14, 2010

#956 ... Pit Stop

Even the "littlest" members of the family require liquid refreshments when having a big day out in the city .. and if you can find a place in the cool shade ... even better.

This is Plimmers Lane ... just off Lambton Quay ... you can see the Plimmer statue with his dog ... centre photo.

John Plimmer
1812 – 1905) has been called the Father of Wellington.

He was a member of the Wellington Provincial Council from 1856 to 1857, the first Wellington Town Board (1863) and was on the Wellington City Council from 1870 to 1871.

His principal public service was the organization of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company between 1880 and 1886. The township (now a suburb) of Plimmerton on the main railway north was named after him.

He arrived in Wellington from Shropshire, England on the ship Gertrude in 1841.

There is a statue of him at the bottom of Plimmer Steps off Lambton Quay, Wellington.

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