Uncle Tom’s Cabin & Tearooms: Picturing Canterbury

Photo of Uncle Tom's cabin
Uncle Tom’s Cabin & Tearooms, North New Brighton, Christchurch : pictured are the proprietor and his wife and daughters who all worked in the store.
On 3 July 1912, a Post Office was added to the General Store and Telephone Bureau run by Edward Shuell. Mr Shuell remained the Postmaster and Telephonist until the office was moved in April 1916. From left to right: Annie, Matilda (wife), Ethel (standing), Beatrice (later postmistress), Emilie and Edward Shuell (proprietor and postmaster).

3 thoughts on “Uncle Tom’s Cabin & Tearooms: Picturing Canterbury

    • Gallivanta 9 August 2013 / 3:50 pm

      Mrs Cox was a very lucky lady and a much loved lady, it would seem. What a great farewell teaparty and farewell gift.

  1. purplerulzpurplerulz 9 August 2013 / 3:40 pm

    This reminds me for some reason of Fails Café in Cashel Street, close to the Bridge of Remembrance where the Bog Bar once was. It was an amazing place, with a hand painted frieze of the ‘Old Man and the Sea” around the walls and these never seen since metal tables that had the chairs attached on long arms that swung out to sit on. It was a special occasion place, and my Mum’s favourite restaurant (back in the 60-70’s).

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