Now for something completely different.
I have a new neighbour in the street. Spot the furry little critter in the photo below. Seen on the old Excelsior Hotel site on the corner of High Street & Manchester Street. This neighbour is giving me considerably less trouble than the constant stream of 2 legged vermin that are breaching the red zone fencing and breaking in to the Duncans Units. Also it give me a lot less trouble than the political Bunnies we have at CERA/CCDU.
The hotel was built in 1881. According to Wikipedia.
I also found in my files a old 1984 photo, the colour is a bit faded. This is Christchurch at 2.00pm on a busy afternoon in 1984. Those were the days.
Todays view is not so pretty. Except for our furry friend.
While I was searching the photo file I found this beauty..
It was on the corner of High Street and Tuam Street. Thank heavens it was demolished in the 1990’s otherwise it was a disaster in waiting. (If you look at the ground floor you will see that all the structural supports seem to be gone, i.e. large areas of windows with nothing holding it up). We always knew it as Dunfords Building, but that is not its correct name??. Mr Dunford had his screen printing business on the top floor. It was a rabbit warren, full of broken floor boards, leaking pipes and general decay. The last shop on the bottom floor was a cycle shop. City Cycles. They had a basement that periodically filled up with water.
Ho Humm its Friday. Time to email Southern Response again and see what sort of progress has been made on my house rebuild. ha ha.