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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Queuing at Lancaster Park for Canterbury-Lions tickets: Picturing Canterbury

Kevin Cole, 16, Darryl Edwards, 16, and Lance Mitchell, 17, sitting outside Lancaster Park queuing to get the best tickets for the rugby match between Canterbury and the British Lions. 19 June 1971. The three teenagers arrived at Lancaster Park at 8:55am that morning to purchase their tickets. Around 53,000 people attended the match which…
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Cooking steak: Picturing Canterbury

Municipal Electricity Department (MED) workers, Joe Wells, Tim Mason, John Blackburn, and Frank Prescott cooking steak at the corner of Westminster Street and Kensington Avenue on the morning of 2 July 1964. Do you have any photographs of line workers in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive…
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