Petersens Ltd Jewellers was established in 1863 by Benjamin Petersen and is New Zealand’s oldest jewellery business. After establishing a shop in High Street, he sold the business in 1914 and moved back to England, where he set himself up in business as a wholesaler in London.
Petersens is now trading in Merivale after being in New Regent Street from 1939 until 2011.
Information from the Petersens website.
— — — — —
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.
6 February 2013
Diamond merchants 1902Posted by Donna under Christchurch, Christchurch and Canterbury, Heritage, History, New Zealand, Summertimes | Tags: 1902 Tourists' guide to Canterbury, advertising, Christchurch, Donna, kai ora, New Zealand |
Leave a Comment