There is no date on this photo, but the bathing huts might have been a good place to shelter from the easterly wind as well as preserving ones modesty.
There are currently small huts on display at New Brighton but they’re not for bathing purposes – Tiny Huts at New Brighton.
View other images of New Brighton Beach on Kete Christchurch.
Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo Hunt in conjunction with the city’s Heritage Week since 2008. The 2016 Photo Hunt is running again from 1 – 31 October. During the month of October we will be posting a series of images from earlier Photo Hunts.
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