As cities grow • the "old order
chanjjeth," and local names of places are altered to suit the different condition of affairs. Thus, for instance, at
the licensing meeting' the proprietors of the old Governor Brown Hotel received permission to change the name to ;i more hig-h-sounding one. Now comes another change of ■ name. "Potter's L'udUock" has for a. long- time scorned a misnomer for the popular resort of pleasure Keekers, and those who do not feel a pang1 of regret at old landmarks disappearing will feel pleasure that in future Lliia beautiful .spot is to be called Alexandra Lark. This is a graceful compliincut paid to probably the most popular queen in .Europe, and will (it in well with "Cornwall Park,'* which is adjacent, which we have also Victoria Park, in Freeman's Bay, and Albert Park, in Princes-street. Mr P. M. Hanson, local representative of the Auckland Tramways (jo., Ltd., taok advantage of the visit of Queen Alexandra's son to this city to move in the direction of changing the name of Potter's Paddock. Mr Hanson wrote to Sir Arthur Bigge, the Duke's private secretary: "Sir,— On the 12th inst. .His Koynl Hig-hness the Duke of Cornwall and York will hold a review of troops on the above Company's property, now called 'Potter's Paddo-k.' In honour and commemoratk . of this occasion 1 would, on behalf of my Company, most respectfully ask you, Sir, to kindly obtain special permission from His Royal Highness to henceforward call the property in question 'Alexandra Park.' "
In reply Mr Hansen received the following:—"! have the honour to inform you that the Duke of Cornwall and York is pleased to give permission for the property now called 'Potters Paddock" to be called 'Alexandra Park' in commemoration of the review of troops there by His Royal Highness on the 12th inst.—(Signed) Arthur Big-ge.
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ALEXANDRA PARK., Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 147, 22 June 1901
ALEXANDRA PARK. Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 147, 22 June 1901
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