High Street looking north to the Post Office, Christchurch : at left is Bonnington’s Building.
[ca. 1884]

Read the Lost Christchurch blog post on Bonnington’s Chemist, High Street and the growth of Irish Moss. It is a riveting piece of local history involving wealth, uncanny deaths, and murder by “Hydrochloric Acid in a beer bottle”.
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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

I will share some of the interesting ads and pictures from it in a series of posts - there’s lots of information about local businesses and places in 1902.