Friday afternoon? Make mine a Gimblett …

ImageWilliam Gimblett, that is. This interesting fellow was an orchardist and fruiterer in Christchurch whose name is on a lovely collection of photographs you can browse online.

If you need a late-afternoon pick-me-up, some of these photos will do the trick. Mostly the photos are of family life, scenes of  Heathcote and social occasions. One that tickled my fancy was the Heathcote Debating Society picnic – what a bunch of characters!

I wonder how much they argued over how they should pose? Or what they said while the photo was being taken?