Noel Meads

Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Noel Meads

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Noel Richard Meads was born in 1906; his parents were Job and Grace Pearce Meads (nee Ching). Noel was the Assistant Town Clerk in Nelson and moved to Richmond when he was appointed Secretary Treasurer of the Waimea Electric Power Board in 1936. He married Linda Fowler in 1930. They lived in Edwards Street, Richmond for 30 years, until building a new house in Mason Place.

Noel was a founding member of the Nelson Chess Club and was an active member of the Richmond Bowling Club. He also helped start a small bore rifle club in 1937, so the "young fellows" of Richmond would have something to do. He and his wife had a daughter and two sons. Both his sons originally went to sea. His elder son, Barry, served his apprentice on one of the two cadet training ships at the time.  

Points of Interest

  1. Meads Family
  2. Waimea Electric Power Board
  3. Nelson Chess Club
  4. Cadet Training Ships
  5. Roly Mirfin
  6. The Star & Garter fire

Interview Information

  • Date of Interview:    September 1984
  • Interviewer:             D. J. Runnacles
  • Length of Transcript: 7 Pages


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