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The Tipsy Ladies Of Tinakori Road

380 Tinakori Road, Thorndon (Wellington, NZ).

The three townhouses in front of you were built in 1906 for Charles Coles (b1840-d1920), who was in business as a chimney sweep and rug beater. The townhouses were let to ordinary working people, while Coles lived with his family in the adjoining house at 376 Tinakori Road. The nickname "Tipsy Ladies' was coined in the early 1980s when the town- houses were crooked, in a poor state of repair and ripe for demolition.
'Tipsy Ladies' statue of 3 revelling Edwardian ladies with bottles in their hands