Colour Photograph: Old Saddlery Building, Church Corner, Riccarton Road, 1985

Joan Woodward
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One landscape colour photograph taken in 1985 showing the Old Saddlery building (also known as Hanson's store) on Church Corner, Riccarton Road, Christchurch. In the image the building is unoccupied and displays advertisments for Dowson's Shoes and Prebble Cycles.
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This photograph is of the Hanson’s Store located at Church Corner on Riccarton Road in Christchurch. Hanson's, an old saddlery store, has since been demolished though the exact date this occurred is uncertain.
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I have to correct myself. This was in fact Rowlands Saddlery, built on JE Hanson's land but leased to others. See CCC HIM-466

- Philip Norton

Posted on 13-06-2020 08:47:31

This building was my great grandfather's store - John Edward Hanson (1841-1920). He was a butcher and owned land in Hansons Lane. It is my belief that this was his butcher shop. The building still stands near the corner of Hansons Lane opposite Waimari Road. It now houses Mike Pero Real Estate and has had the brickwork cleaned and restored. I believe he also had a flour mill that I am trying to track down.

- Philip Norton

Posted on 13-06-2020 08:26:02

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