Towards the end of the 1970’s, the then waste land that sat south of the Bridge of Remembrance, at the junction of Oxford, Cambridge Terraces and Lichfield Street was a hot topic at the Christchurch City Council. Something needed to be done with it. Even the public were asked for ideas of what to do with this small area of the city. The main cry seemed to bend towards making more car parks.
Luckily, the C.C.C chose to plant trees in an acknowledgment of Christchurch’s sister cities and the area became known as Friendship Corner. It was officially opened on the 29th September 1979.
Christchurch’s sister cities are the following:
* Adelaide – Australia
* Christchurch – England
* Gansu – China
* Wuhan – China
* Seattle – United States of Amercia
* Songpa-Gue – Korea.
*image of Friendship Corner Plaque taken by Annette Bulovic*
*image of Friendship Corner courtesy of http://