Story: Shops

Minson & Co., 1910

Minson & Co., 1910

Minson’s, which described itself as a household ironmonger, was a small Christchurch shop selling cutlery, dinnerware, and sewing machines and other household appliances. Forty-eight-year-old William Minson arrived in Christchurch in 1892. He purchased a hardware store and soon transformed it into a successful business known for its excellent range and quality of crockery and glassware.

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Shopkeepers and shoppers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 October 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016