Depression Era

Depression Era

Depression Era

Depression Era

Depression Era

My grandmother and grandfather with one of the cows

1930

My grandmother and grandfather with one of the cows they had for milking, on the bit of land they rented out at the end of Butler Street, in Opawa. They had cows, chickens and a big vege garden and my grandfather killed rabbits when he could. They brought up 4 children and my mother said they were never hungry.

Area: South East / Opawa

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One of my mothers brothers during the Depression

circa 1925

One of my mothers brothers during the Depression. The family lived at what was the end of Butler Street in Opawa where they rented some land. There was enough room for a few cows which the boys had to milk before school. I remember Mum telling me that the family could never afford new boots, the boy in the background is barefoot.

Area: South East / Opawa

Contributor: Diane Bargas

Source: Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

Reference ID: CCL-PH13-417

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Tightrope walker in Thorpe's Paddock, Gayhurst Road

1935

This event was in Thorpes paddock, Gayhurst Rd, Dallington about 1935. I can remember seeing his gear lying on the ground. It was depression years & I understand that not many paid to get in but a lot saw him over the fence at a distance. I think he may also have performed in an empty section opposite the old railway station on a site used by circuses.

Area: North East / Dallington

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Albert, Eva and Olive, 1934

1934

This photograph was taken in Christchurch in 1934 of my brother Albert, myself and sister Olive. Albert Sprott, born 1932; Eva Sprott, born 1933; and Olive Aitken (nee Sprott), born 1931. Second photograph shows the three of them 80 years later in 2014.

Area: Other / Unknown

Contributor: Eva Sprott.

Source: Entry in the 2016 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

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Peter and Barrie Jackson

1930s

Might be late 1930s, not sure. My grandfather and his brother - Peter and Barrie Jackson at their house in New Brighton.

Area: East / New Brighton

Contributor: Gemma Jackson.

Source: Entry in the 2016 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

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