Have a butchers: 1902

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You might know the name Langdon from Langdons Road. Margaret Harper unveils its history in Christchurch Street Names:

Langdon was at first a farmer and later a butcher. He is a resident in Langdons Road in 1887, the year it first appears in street directories. Langdon and “his road” are first mentioned in the Star in 1872 in a report of a meeting of the Avon Road Board. In 1926 there was an attempt by the council to re-name the street Lambeth Street. The Papanui Progress League protested against this, saying residents “feel it to be a slight on the family who have resided for many years in the district”. Langdons Road was linked up to Bishops Road (later Greers Road) in 1955 when the first state houses were built there.


We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

One thought on “Have a butchers: 1902

  1. Gallivanta 9 October 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Christchurch Street names is a wonderful resource.

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