A large elephant float on wheels being pushed by a group of children in Hagley Park in preparation for the Hay's Christmas Parade. Behind it is a giraffe float also heading towards the parade.
A train float with a santa sleigh and reindeer float being admired by families in Hagley Park ahead of the Hay's Christmas Parade through the central city.
Close-up of the Humpty Dumpty float in Hagley Park ahead of the Hay's Christmas Parade through the central city.
"Cousins from Sutton and Carter Family at 29 Ford Road on Christmas day. Potato plants in the background." - Contributor's note
"Wayne Sutton with carpentry set (Christmas gift), Chris Sutton sitting. Diane Carter with scooter (Christmas gift), Jenny Carter with doll's pram (Christmas gift). Taken in the back yard of 29 Ford...
HMNZS Endeavour photographed at Lyttelton on the 16th or 17th of December, 1956. Behind her is the Frigate HMNZS Pukaki. The vessels are dressed with flags for the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh...
My younger sister and myself in Beaths Ltd 1956, telling Father Christmas our wishes.