Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 49, September 2005

Contributed by Margaret Sayer

The photograph published below is of the ladies who worked at Doug Golding's doll factory in Wharf Street, Paeroa. The factory was in the old ex-Civic Picture Theatre, which burnt down in 1948 or 1949.

The dolls had cloth bodies and china faces, with red hair.

Goldings Doll Factory

Back row: Doug Golding, Mrs Bunting, Mrs Leadbetter, Mrs Pye, Mrs Kurtovich, Mrs Brocklehurst, Mrs Vi Wallace, Mona -, Mabel Brown, ?, Mrs A O'Neil, ?, - Suisted, ?

Front row: Val Burgess, Marie George, Rita Scott, Doreen Royal, ?, ?, Shirley Smith, ?, Val Mathieson, ?

Doug Golding's Doll Factory
Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 49, September 2005
Goldings Doll Factory

"Showing off" their dolls, Christmas 1946

Glenice Milroy, Rosalie Morran, Lynette Wilson, Margaret Morran

Doug Golding's Doll Factory
Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 49, September 2005
"Showing off" their dolls, Christmas 1946

(Editor's note: Can any of the blanks be filled in?)