Cup and Show: Picturing Canterbury

All our libraries are closed for Show Day (Friday 15 November) but here are some New Zealand Cup and Show Week images. See some more images in the A&P Show DigitalNZ set.

On the grand stand. Carnival week in Christchurch: the New Zealand Cup meeting.  [November 1903]
On the grand stand. Carnival week in Christchurch: the New Zealand Cup meeting.
[November 1903]

Grand Parade, A&P Show
1976: A chilly Show Day at the Canterbury A&P Showgrounds, 1976. This was the Grand Parade, with cattle, horses, donkeys, and scots Pipe Band visible. Heritage Week 2008 Competition Entry

Aerial view of the Christchurch Agricultural and Pastoral Show, Addington
Aerial view of the Christchurch Agricultural and Pastoral Show, Addington
from the Canterbury Progress League Archives, Christchurch City Libraries Archive 72

Show Day Dolls
ca 1954 Canterbury A&P Show, probably 1954 by the look of my ‘gappy’ smile! Left: Irene Watts; Right: my cousin, Margaret Brown. Going to the show was an annual treat, with a doll on a stick the highlight of the day. This must have been a special year as we both have windmills as well. Note we’re in our best clothes! (Traditional for Show Day) Shirley Temple ringlets as well. Heritage Week 2008 Competition Entry

Photo hunt entryChristchurch Photo Hunt

Do you have your own cool images to share? Enter the Christchurch Photo Hunt. You could win a tablet or one of three e-readers. Submit your photos by 5pm 17 November.