CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



FEATHERSTON:

BICKNELL, Alfred C.

Page 851 855



Alfred C. Bicknell


Page 851:
Mr. Alfred C. Bicknell, Conductor of the Featherston Town Band, was born in 1869 in Kaiwaiwai, where he was educated. After serving four years at the building trade with Mr. Benton, of Featherston, he spent a year in Wellington, which he left in 1887. He is now a contractor, and employs several hands. He occupies a quarter-acre section in Featherston, on which a commodious residence is erected. Mr. Bicknell can play almost any band instrument, and makes music his hobby. While resident in Greytown, he was a member of the Amateur Operatic Society. Mr. Bicknell is a married man, and has one child.

Page 855:
Bicknell, A. C. Building Contractor, Featherston. Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Established 1893. Mr. Bicknell is engaged principally in building houses and shops. He is conductor of the local town band, further mention of him being made in that connection.



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