Friday, December 12, 2008

Christchurch Past & Present #9 - Sumner - Cafe Continental

Sumner, the Christchurch seaside suburb, at the turn of the twentieth century. A tram ride out from the city centre to spend a day at the beach was a popular outing for many Christchurch residents, as it continues to this day. A century ago an afternoon tea of tea & scones might be obtained at the Cafe Continental before the return journey home on the open deck of one of the double deck tram trailers.

Multi-view postcard of Sumner circa 1910. Click on images for larger view.

The Cafe Continental, Sumner, circa 1910, across from the pier and Cave Rock. It is long gone.

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