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Quakes Exhibition

Check out the Canterbury Quakes exhibition at Canterbury Museum (until October 1.)  Relics from the earthquakes include the fallen (slightly dented) statue of John Robert Godley, founder of Christchurch, a Cathedral bell, the ball from Lyttelton’s famous Timeball, and Mayor Bob Parker’s distinctive orange jacket and quirky T-shirt.  The exhibition is an opportunity to find… Read More

Tramway Progress

Saturday February 4 marked the seventeenth anniversary of the opening of the Christchurch Tramway.  To mark the occasion some tramway staff joined Tramway Historical Society members, Christchurch Mayor, Bob Parker, Christchurch Central MP, Nicky Wagner, and other invited guests at Ferrymead Heritage Park for the opening of Tram Barn 3 housing the city trams.  Encouraging,… Read More

City trams under cover

         An almost gala event by a dedicated team of Tramway Historical Society members marked the last day of 2011 when the first city trams, the Boon No. 152 and Duckhouse trailer No. 115, along with the Brill No. 178 were installed in the newly-completed Tram Barn 3 at Ferrymead Heritage Park. A rattling… Read More