088 Miscellaneous historical notes.

From time to time over the years I have written up essays on various topics of historical interest.

Madras to Manchester is a collection of notes on a number of old buildings along High Street and Manchester Street in Christchurch. I put it together as a reult of a guided tour that I took in 1996.

The Civic of Canterbury was to be a book-length study of the old building in manchester Street between Gloucester and Worcester Streets. Along with a group of associates I was involved in the running of the Civic Bar in that building from November 1997 to February 2001. I never got very far with it, but the preliminary notes that I made might be of some interest anyway.


  • lyn  On 02/12/2012 at 20:38

    am trying to find info on an old house i aam told was one of christchurchs first hotels? 130c shortland street, christchurch?

    • poddimok  On 02/12/2012 at 22:06

      Hello Lyn. I do not know of a Shortland Street in Christchurch. Are you sure that it was Christchurch and not Auckland? And do you have a name for the hotel? Cheers, Stephen.

  • lyn  On 03/12/2012 at 07:10

    Hi,definately christchurch.mi live nextdoor! No i dont have a name for it..thanks

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