I draw the line

In any interaction where I mention that I try to draw every day, there is a point straight after the words leave my lips when I can hear the drawbridge being cranked up, and see the intervening moat filling up with tablets, apps, Pokemon and the sundry small, useless products of 3D printing. And, as…
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Photo Hunt October: Canterbury Centennial Parade Float, 1951

Float of the Floral Procession as part of the Canterbury Centennial held in Christchurch, February 1951. Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo Hunt in conjunction with the city’s Heritage Week since 2008.  The 2016 Photo Hunt is running again from 1 – 31 October. During the month of October we will be posting…
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Cup and Show Day Reading : Give a Man a Horse by Dianne Haworth

Here's a book to whet your appetite for Christchurch Cup and Show Week! Give a Man a Horse is the biography of celebrated Cambridge Stud bloodstock breeder Sir Patrick Hogan, owner of the famous Sir Tristram. This is an entertaining and often poignant tale of farming, family and horse breeding in early New Zealand. Author Dianne Haworth eloquently traces the roots of…
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Photo Hunt October: The Union Methodist business Girls Sports Team, Lancaster Park

"Uniforms were made by Ray Milliners in New Regent Street. 15 teams in the competition.  Peggy is 2nd left in photo. Teams would perform a folk dance, drill, potato race, relay. Would practise in Latimer Square at lunch times. Won the event 5 years in a row." Date: 1949-1950. Christchurch City Libraries has been running…
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