Category Archives: History

Scottish Society service

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Rd Time: 10.30 am on May 5 Description: The Scottish Society is holding a service to commemorate those who served in WWI. Speakers and children from St Albans School are involved in a performance. But … Continue reading

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Harrisons of Francis Street

Does anyone remember the Harrisons of Francis Street -they used to have an orchard in the area in the early 20th century – and were also well known for the numbers of children in the family. You might be interested … Continue reading

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Promed site tells St Albans story

The former Promed Edgeware Doctors site at the corner of Edgeware Road and Trafalgar Street has a few tales to tell.

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St Albans History group seeks photos/records

The local History Group wants to make copies of any photos or records of earlier St Albans homes, businesses, personalities or locations. Anyone who could help with this project should contact Brian Spear for further information. His email address is: … Continue reading

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Reel Tour features St Albans home movie

Location: St Michael’s and All Angels Church, 84 Oxford Tce Date: September 14. Christchurch showings are at 4pm and 7.30 pm Description: A home movie made at 10 Berry Street in 1910 is one of a number of historical Canterbury … Continue reading

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When Manchester United played in St Albans

Few people would know the story of how footballers Bobby Charlton and George Best played a game at English Park in St Albans in 1967. The night New Zealand played Manchester United is recalled in an article in D Scene.

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Rights around rebuild

Location: Oxford Tce Baptist Church Lounge, corner of Madras St and Oxford Tce Time: Saturday, April 13 at 10:00am till lunchtime Description: Find out more about the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and discuss (democratic) rights around the rebuild. … Continue reading

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Write a poem about Victoria Street

The Christchurch City Council is commissioning two poems as public art. Write a poem about Victoria Street and its heritage and it could end up being painted on the Street.

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St Albans boundaries

We received a query recently from someone in Mairehau about SARA or St Albans boundaries which raised a very good question. This linked map shows St Albans boundaries. The original St Albans suburb included land as far as Rossall Street, … Continue reading

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Online petition to save Cathedral

Organisers of the campaign to restore the Cathedral in the Square have started a petition online.Anyone can sign the petition. Click on the headline to find a link to visit

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Lost Christchurch featured on website

Christchurch has lost a lot of its heritage as a result of recent earthquakes but time, fire, developers have also contributed to the changes in the city’s social and physical fabric. Find out more about Christchurch past, its buildings and … Continue reading

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LOST HERITAGE: 1 Eversleigh Street

The New Zealand Historic Places Trust has removed item 3722 from its register of heritage buildings in Christchurch because the house has been demolished following the earthquakes. The house at the corner of 82 Springfield Road and 1 Eversleigh Street, … Continue reading

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