QUOTES FROM THE PAST

A SELECTIONS OF QUOTES FROM OUR ARCHIVES HELD AT TARANAKI MUSEUM

PROMPTING A good prompt will always know… usually you can tell by their eyes, because if someone really needs a prompt, the eyes go absolutely glazed and you can tell the stress… If you prompt when they don’t want it – you are wrong. If you don’t prompt when they do want it – you are wrong. And if you do the job perfectly no one takes any notice of you and no one knows you are there, at all.

SYLVIA MAY

PRIMITIVE LIGHTING We had men who were most ingenious. They made spotlights out of kerosene tins. They even made a primitive form of dimmer.

CYDIE STRANG

Lighting! You just wouldn’t believe how the dimmers worked. The dimmers in those days were large glass jars full of saline solution and they had metal plates… Evie Atkinson used to work them on strings. And they used to raise these out of the jars and the lights would dim.

NOEL BATY