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The last New Brighton tram

18 October 1952

The first tram route in Christchurch to close was the New Brighton line. At 2.45 pm, 18 October 1952 the last tram (Yank number 11 towing double-decker trailer number 100) left Cathedral Square driven by the Mayor of Christchurch, Robert Mafeking Macfarlane. It was decorated with streamers and placards and a pipe band played on top of the trailer. The tram stopped at the New Brighton Post Office at the same time as the first bus arrived from town.

Area: East / New Brighton

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Spectators marking the running of the last New Brighton tram

19285

The Running of the last New Brighton Tram before the conversion of the line to Bus operation. Some of the crowds who greeted the last tram travelling from Cathedral Square to New Brighton are pictured. Thousands of people filled Seaview Road almost from the bridge to the seafront. Speeches were made by the chairman of the Christchurch Transport Board, the Mayor of Christchurch, Robert Mafeking Macfarlane, Sir Robert Fryars, the head of the company which manufactured the buses and John Mathison, Member of Parliament for Avon. The president of the New Brighton Businessmen's Association, J. L. Boyd, introduced the speakers.

Area: East / New Brighton

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New Brighton bridge

Circa 1910

An electric tram crosses the New Brighton bridge with a barge moored underneath

Area: East / New Brighton

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Inauguration of the North Beach trackless tram service

July 1931

The official opening of the Christchurch Tramway Board's new service took place on Saturday afternoon, when 120 persons were conveyed in three of the new vehicles from the city to North Beach. New Brighton was the first suburb in Christchurch to have trolley buses.

Area: East / New Brighton

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210 is at Ferrymead Heritage Park

A double-decker horse tram crossing the Seaview Road bridge

circa 1900

The New Brighton Tramway Company built the bridge in 1887 and owned it and the tramline (now Pages Road) until the Christchurch Tramway Board took over in 1905. Note the gate at the entrance, the existence of which would have reinforced the Company's ownership of the structure.

Area: East / New Brighton

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Mishap to the Christchurch-New Brighton tram at Wainoni Park

14 December 1913

On Sunday afternoon a tram from Christchurch to New Brighton met with a mishap at the points of the loop-line outside Wainoni Park. The accident occurred by the rear bogey wheels of the electric car refusing to take the loop, the result being that the car swung round with each set of wheels running on a different line. At the same time the air-brake connection with the trailers snapped, and the impetus of these cars, heavily laden with passengers, forced the electric car round until it was at considerably more than a right-angle to the lines, blocking up the whole of the road, and lying over at a dangerous angle. It took two hours to clear the line and resume traffic

Area: East / Wainoni

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Boxing Day Outing

26 December 1950

My relatives - Aunt Dossie and Uncle Bill; Aunt Agnes and Uncle Ted and their son (top). My mum with my eldest brother Keith and my Nana (bottom). Going to North Beach for a Boxing Day outing. My dad presumably taking the photo.

Area: East / New Brighton

Contributor: Jan Miller

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