John Ballantyne (1825 – 1899)

John Ballantyne (1825 – 1899)    Died of old age     Place of Death: Christchurch * Brought ‘The Dunstable House’ from William Pratt in 1872.  This business is now known as Ballantynes. Story of Ballantynes: John is buried at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton,Christchurch. Photo taken by Annette Bulovic

The Christchurch Club vs The Canterbury Club

In 1856, 12 gentlemen farmers founded The Christchurch Club. Referred to as ‘The Club’ at first, it started its life in a leased building in Durham Street. Benjamin Mountfort drew up a design for a clubhouse which resulted in the building of their pre-earthquake location at 154 Worchester Street in 1863 – some of the …