Ferrymead: House and hotel

The modern Ferry Road Bridge marks the site of where a ferry service once operated to serve those settlers who, after having arrived in Lyttelton and having crossed the Port Hills via the Bridle Path, would commence the final leg of their journey to Christchurch. When standing on the bridge, let your gaze wander along…
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Zetland Arms hotel, Cashel Street, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

Date: 1902 Another of the early wooden hotels in Christchurch which was originally an eating house, later a hotel. The licensee from 1898 was John Fox (1836-1907). This building was condemned by the Licensing Committee in 1902 and plans for a new hotel were approved in March 1902. See: Early Christchurch Hotels compiled by Jim…
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Postcard Hilltop Hotel: Picturing Canterbury

Postcard of old Hilltop Hotel on Summit Road, Christchurch-Akaroa Highway. Entry in the 2016 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Gladys Gurney. 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 photographs of the Hill…
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