A Letter to the Editor, 1930

The Evening Post of New Zealand, 28 April 1930:

Sir — The residents of Oriental Bay would be extremely grateful if the police would send a constable to patrol the Parade on Sunday nights. Some people delight in gathering near the Band Rotunda between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. regularly to ‘howl’ their ragtime songs, accompanied by an amateur ukulele player. This behaviour is an annoyance to the residents — I am, etc.

A disgusted resident.

Perhaps Disgusted hopes the constable might sing and play the uke with more decorum? Surely the writer cannot object to people being delighted¬†between such reasonable hours. Oh, but “Ragtime” suggests that our correspondent¬†might perhaps have been about 70 years old. [My daughter says I’m not to jump to conclusions — the writer might also have been an 18-year-old devotee of classical music. Point taken.]

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