The “Monty Tour” 1947: Picturing Canterbury

The “Monty Tour”, 1947.
Arthur Cyril Pearce worked for the Public Service Garage and drove dignitaries. He took this photo of one of his famous passengers Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. The “Monty Tour” went from 22-07-1947 to 11-08-1947 and went from Christchurch to Greymouth, Westport, Granity and back to Greymouth and then Christchurch. Date: 1947. Original Filename Pearce_family_photos_46.jpg Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

 

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2 thoughts on “The “Monty Tour” 1947: Picturing Canterbury

  1. Gallivanta 22 July 2016 / 10:11 pm

    My mother always tells us of shaking hands with Lord Mountbatten in Christchurch. I must ask her to tell the story again.

    • Mo-mo 25 July 2016 / 9:40 am

      Yes, do! Would make a nice addition to the Kete.

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