Oh no, yet another blog post of cakes! Readers will think that Hutt City Museum staff do nothing but stuff ourselves. But, in the interest of research, and supporting our colleagues, we had to go and try the cakes at Lower Hutt’s newest eating establishment, opening just today – Little Cafe, in the heart of our civic precinct in the Little Theatre & Lower Hutt War Memorial Library.
In this glorious technicolour shot of the Little Theatre & Lower Hutt War Memorial Library in 1966, the Little Cafe space looks a bit different than it does today. We have a number of photographs of the park and the buildings, taken in the 1950s and 60s by Wm. E. Toms at Eastbourne Studios.
Here’s the interior of the Little Theatre, with a set hosting a pretty impressive range of modernist chairs.
The inside of the library is just as stylish…
So, if you missed the official opening of the War Memorial Library and Cultural Centre (not sure when it changed it’s name?) make sure you don’t miss the opening of the Little Cafe, for tasty delights and a chance to see the latest incarnation of these historic buildings. I can highly recommend the cheese scones.
Emma Bugden, Senior Curator