There are some lovely photos in the Alexander Turnbull Library collection.
Interior of Sharman & Sons butcher shop in Christchurch (possibly at 155 High Street), circa 1910.
An unidentified man, possibly James Sharman, outside the premises of J Sharman and Sons, pork butchers, in Christchurch. Taken by Steffano Francis Webb between 1910 and 1915.
This firm was based at three different locations in Christchurch between 1878 and 1915
We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.