Digital Photograph: Demolition of the Royal Hotel, corner of Norwich Quay and Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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27 Apr 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 27 April 2011 showing the demolition of the Royal Hotel on the corner of Norwich Quay and Canterbury Street.
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The hotel building shown in this photograph was the third on the site since 1851. It was built in 1916 as a replacement for the first Royal Hotel. The Royal Hotel was established in 1870 after the first hotel , the Robin Hood Hotel was destroyed in the Great Fire of Lyttelton in 1870. The demolition is being completed with a digger pulling the brick walls into the cleared internal area of the building.
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Canterbury Street; Norwich Quay
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