Street Stories: Remembering Developers
Joan Allen Lane

Joan Allen was the daughter of Isaac Allen and his wife Susan Russell. She was six weeks old when her parents bought this land in Upper Plain. Following their deaths she farmed it on her own account for 50 years. She was also  a nurse, co-owning Glenwood Hospital with her sister for many years. The street was named in her honour in 2004.

Pic: Joan Allen was a Masterton-born nurse.