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This week in Christchurch history (24 – 30 November)

24 November 1881
St Albans Borough formed.

25 November 1940
“Holmwood”, en route from the Chathams to Lyttelton, sunk by German raiders. Passengers and crew were taken aboard the German ships, and eventually made their way home 2 months later. 221 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (17 – 23 November)

17 November 1895
Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) visits. He described Christchurch as a town where half the people rode bicycles and the other half were kept busy dodging them. 183 more words

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This Week In History: Fontella Bass "Rescues You," Johnny Nash "Sees Clearly" & Bruce Springsteen's "River" Flows

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge.

“Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,018 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (10 – 16 November)

10 November 1839
Captain William B. Rhodes lands 50 cattle at Akaroa.

11 November 1904
ChristChurch Cathedral completed. The architect was George Gilbert Scott.

11 November 1924… 120 more words

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This Week In History: Sam & Dave, Elton John and The Police

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge.

“Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,014 more words

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November 5, 1605 - Remember, Remember… the Fourth Of November?

On November 5, 1605, the British revolutionist Guy Fawkes, is discovered lurking in a cellar below the British Parliament building just hours before Parliament and King James I were scheduled to meet.   436 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (3 – 9 November)

4 November 1876
Night cycle races held at Lancaster Park. The experiment was not a success – the gas illumination was completely inadequate.

4 November 1989… 128 more words

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