In December 1849, Major Alfred Hornbrook’s Mitre Hotel began operating in Lyttelton. This was Canterbury’s first pub, and possibly the first commercial enterprise in the province.
Find out more:
- Mitre Tavern – Third time lucky Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre
- Mighty Mitre miracle? Charles Cole, The Press, 22 January 2012
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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.