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MUD AND GLASS

QUEEN STREET "HAD IT"

MAJOR CLEANING TASK

Auckland presented a "morning-after-the-night-before" appearance to-day, when sodden and muddy paper, streamers, confetti and flags left by yesterday's carefree revellers, together' with glass from countless broken beer bottles, littered the main thoroughfare of the city.

Before many of the revellers had reached home last night the works department staff of the City Council were on the job sweeping up the muddy mess. In the excitement of the occasion many people did not notice how dirty the city had become, and it was not until they reached home that they saw their shoes suggested they had walked a muddy country lane.

City Council employees had swept Queen Street by mid-morning, but there was still some glass to be seen oil the roadway, while a film of muddy water remained.

Apparently, in anticipation of further large crowds in the city t9*day, the sweepers' activities were confined to the main thoroughfare, rubbish in side streets being left in the meantime as a reminder of yesterday's "fun and games." •

It is estimated that already over fourteen tons of glass—twice as much as was collected after the VE Day celebrations—has been swept .from the streets.

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MUD AND GLASS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 193, 16 August 1945

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MUD AND GLASS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 193, 16 August 1945

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