World bed pushing record attempt: Picturing Canterbury

North Christchurch Jaycees Jim Wallace, Trevor Bayliss and Colin McNicholl pushing a bed to raise funds for the Bishopdale playground. 24 March 1972. Junior Chamber International (Jaycees) is a non-profit organisation for community members under the age of 40. In 1972 Trevor Bayliss was the president of the North Canterbury Jaycees, while Colin McNicholl was…
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School children crossing Riccarton Road: Picturing Canterbury

School children crossing Riccarton Road during busy traffic. 23 March 1966. In 1966 there were calls for the Waimairi County Council to develop a pedestrian crossing at busy points on Riccarton Road. Noeline Gladys of 12 Renfrew Street was so concerned about school children crossing Riccarton Road that she volunteered to assist them. Along with…
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Police officer with lost child: Picturing Canterbury

A police officer with a lost child at the 1970 Agricultural and Pastoral Association Show. 14 November 1970. Do you have any photographs of police officers in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of the history…
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