Christchurch – this week in history (1 – 7 October)

1 October 1870
Opening of Canterbury Museum building, designed by B.W. Mountfort.

3 October 1988
Park Royal Hotel opens in Victoria Square.

5 October 1899
First Boer War contingent leaves Lyttelton.

7 October 1864
Opening of a 12 night season of Lyster’s Royal Italian and English Opera Company. The opera was “Lucia di Lammermoor”.

More October events in our Christchurch chronology.

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