Photo Hunt October: Southbridge Labour Day Agricultural Fair 1949

At the Southbridge Labour Day Agricultural Fair
Entry in the 2015 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. PH15-035.jpg CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0 NZ

“Country and city folk get together at the Southbridge Labour Day agricultural fair in 1949.”

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.

Driving with trucks

book coverI have to venture out on the roads from time to time for work and I’m finding the “new normal” is sharing the road space with lots of big scary trucks.

When they are parked and being loaded with rubble and silt it’s comforting that work is being done but then they lurch off onto city streets – another road user to share with.

There are several hundred trucks a day working in the CBD alone and the police are enforcing new speed and weight limits which is good to know. If  you are planning a route across the city (and who doesn’t check the map these days) the trucks heading to the landfill are going this way:

•    Madras Street (return Barbadoes Street)
•    Bealey Avenue
•    Whitmore Street
•    Hills Road
•    Akaroa Street
•    Marshlands Road
•    Prestons Road
•    Landfill Road

Other traffic management measures are under way – read more about them here. And just in case you are a  big truck fan – or have one in the family – Christchurch City Libraries has  some safe indoor viewing for truck enthusiasts of all ages.