The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Aynsley, William John, Hairdresser, Tobacconist, and Fancy Goods Dealer, Rutland Buildings, Ridgway Street, Wanganui. This business was established in the year 1904, and was acquired by the present proprietor in 1905. The saloon is thoroughly up-to-date, and contains three modern chairs. The shop has two show windows, the fancy goods department is on one side and the tobacconist on the other. Mr Aynsley was born near Chatham, Kent, England, where he was partly educated, and partly in New Zealand, where he landed in the year 1880. He was brought up to commercial life, and had experience in Dunedin, Christchurch, Oamaru. and Timaru. In the year 1897 he started business as a hair-dresser and tobacconist in Oamaru, and five years later settled in Wanganui.
Bridges, Lawrence Edward, Hair-dresser, Tobacconist, and News Agent, River Bank, Aramoho. This business was established in the year 1905. The saloon is well-appointed, and contains two up-to-date chairs. The shop carries a well-assorted stock of tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc., also newspapers, magazines, and stationery. Meetings of the Aramoho Draughts Club and the local lodge of the United Ancient Order of Druids are held on the premises. Mr Bridges was born in Wanganui in the year 1887, where he was educated. He learned his trade with Mr Smidt, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, before starting on his own account at Aramoho, and has since conducted a successful business. Mr Bridges takes a keen interest in all local affairs, and is a member of several social clubs.
Gilby, Emison, Hair-dresser, Tobacconist, and Photographic Dealer, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. This business was established in the year 1902, and occupies central premises, with a fine show window. The saloon is well-equipped, and contains three of the most modern American hydraulic chairs. Mr Gilby was born in Christchurch, and was educated there and at Wanganui. He learned the hair-dressing trade, and after some years' experience started on his own account. He is agent for the Imperial Camera Company. Mr Gilby takes an page 608 interest in musical matters, is a member of the Wanganui Orchestral Society, and is conductor of the Banjo, Mandoline, and Guitar Club.
Mr. E. Gilby's Hair-pressing Saloon.
Reynolds, Alfred, Hair-dresser and Tobacconist, Ridgway Street, Wanganui. 1904, and is conducted in a building of brick and wood. The saloon is well-appointed, and contains four of the latest American hydraulic chairs. A well-as-sorted stock of fancy and tobacconists' goods is maintained, the greatest portion of which is imported. Mr Reynolds was born in England, where he learned his trade, and afterwards worked in France and Germany. He came to New Zealand in the year 1875, and was engaged as private hair-dresser at Government House, under Sir Hercules Robinson, for about two years. Subsequently he worked in various parts of the Dominion before settling in Wanganui. As an amateur photographer he has had photos accepted by the “Auckland Weekly News” and the “Canterbury Times.”
Mr. A. Reynolds.