Old Accommodation House: Picturing Canterbury

Old accommodation house, location unknown, date unknown but probably in the 1930s to 1950s. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you have any further information about this photo? If so, please share…
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Photo Hunt October: Clarendon Hotel at the time of the Royal Visit, 1953

Photo taken John Abernethy with colour-slide film and printed from a Kodak transparency. The former Avon Cinema is on the left and the Clarendon Hotel, where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stayed, on the right on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace. Date: 1953. Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo…
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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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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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