School children crossing Riccarton Road: Picturing Canterbury

School children crossing Riccarton Road. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-04219A.

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 other parents, she would help them make the morning and after school crossing. 

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