Harry Butler, farmer, of Naenae and his wife Susan owned part of section 39 in 1900. The street is probably named after this family, but another Butler story is worthy of mention. On an earlier stay in New Zealand the Rev. John Gare Butler had been associated with the Rev. Samuel Marsden in the Bay […]
G.H. Chapman, a well known citizen, voluntarily undertook the initial development of the new Riddiford Park and installed the swings, slides, roundabout etc. in the children’s play area in the 1920s.
Previously named Cottle’s Lane. John and Marion Walters and five children arrived in the “Slains Castle” in 1841 and lived in the area.
Richard John Seddon was Prime Minister 1893-1906. The street was prominent in the Waddington settlement in 1918.
Dr Anson lived in Anson House (1899) on the corner of Trinity Avenue and High Street. Anson House provided overnight accommodation for guests and grazing for horses on the coach stop to the Wairarapa.