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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]

Bakers — Young, William Burlinson,


Young, William Burlinson, Baker and Confectioner, Wynen Street, Blenheim. This business was taken over by Mr. Young in 1894, and under his supervision, it has become one of the best and most prosperous of its class. An efficient staff is kept by the proprietor, who is thus able to cope with an increasing trade. The premises, which are situated near the the centre of the town, are large and commodious, with a frontage of about forty feet to Wynen Street. Mr. Young, the proprietor, is the son of a pioneer, who arrived in Nelson in 1842, by the ship “Thomas Harrison.” His mother was born in New Plymouth, where her parents arrived from Wiltshire in 1840. Mr. Young was born in Nelson, but when he was four years old he went to New Plymouth, where he was educated. He returned page 341 to Nelson when he was fourteen and learned the printing business at the office of the “Evening Mail.” This, however, did not agree with him, and he did not follow it up, and after his arrival in Blenheim he followed various occupations until he entered his present calling, and was for several years foreman in a large wool-washing and fellmongery establishment. Mr. Young, who has been very successful in his present business, is a member of the Ancient Order of Druids, and is also a director of the Blenheim Building Society.