Addington Raceway & The Twiggers

POTATOES!!!  This is what crosses my mind every time I drive along the Christchurch Southern Motorway and glance towards the Addington Raceway below.  I have no idea where I read that the land there once was fields of potatoes but the thought has never left me. Inspired by The Press’ article about the Addington Raceway …

Stephen & Rebecca Brooker

Stephen & Rebecca Brooker Behind the naming of the suburb New Brighton Buried at Addington Cemetery in Christchurch The story of the Brooker Family: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/the-brooker-family-memorial-seat/ Photo taken by Annette Bulovic

The Brooker Family Memorial Seat

Was very surprised to come across this memorial plaque on a seat in Victoria Square. I had seen the graves of Stephen and Rebecca Brooker in Addington Cemetery and knew their story. It goes like this: William Free was just 10 years old when he arrived in Lyttelton on the “Cressy”. 10 or so days …