Photo Hunt October: Clarendon Hotel at the time of the Royal Visit, 1953

Outside the Clarendon Hotel at the time of the Royal Visit, 1953
Entry in the 2015 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Yvonne Dixon. Kete Christchurch PH15-044.jpg, CC-BY-NC-SA NZ 3.0

Photo taken John Abernethy with colour-slide film and printed from a Kodak transparency. The former Avon Cinema is on the left and the Clarendon Hotel, where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stayed, on the right on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace.

Date: 1953.

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.

Enter the 2016 hunt online or at your local library.

Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch & Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute.

Victorian Coffee Gallery : Picturing Canterbury

Victorian Coffee Gallery, on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Montreal Street, 1968. Christchurch City Libraries, PhotoCD04-IMG0060

Sun Lee & Co. Laundry, Oxford Terrace : Picturing Canterbury

Sun Lee and Co. Laundry. Shops and laundry, Oxford Terrace. Christchurch City Libraries, CCL-Arch978-1-064

Image of the week

Victorian Coffee Gallery, on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Montreal Street, Christchurch. 1968.

Victorian Coffee Gallery, on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Montreal Street, Christchurch

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