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Nor'West News: April 10, 2018

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18 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday April 10 2018 NOR’WEST NEWS raNGiora • Northwood • st martiNs • tower juNctioN • BishoPdaLe • raNGiora • Northwood Northwood • st martiNs • tower juNctioN • BishoPdaLe • raNGiora • Northwood • st martiNs • tower juNctioN • BishoPdaLe • ART, CRAFT, BOOKS AND GAMES GALORE! EDUCATIONAL BOOKS 4 FOR $12 *Applies to selected products. Stock may vary from store-to-store. BEATRIX POTTER COLOURING BOOK RRP $29.99 $ 19 .99 RRP $39.99 $ 29 .99 25 % GAMES & TOYS FROM $ 10 PETER RABBIT NEW RANGE! ULTIMATE PETER RABBIT VISUAL GUIDE RRP $24.99 $ 14 .99 PETER RABBIT DOODLE BOOK off EA SWEET DREAMS PETER RRP $19.99 $ 14 .99 THE *Applies to selected products. Stock may vary from store-to-store. I LOVE YOU (WITH PEEKABOO MIRROR) TOUCH AND FEEL PLAYBOOK RRP $29.99 $ 19 .99 THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS KIDS' BARGAIN ACTIVITY BOOKS RRP $22.99 $ 14 .99 35 % *Applies to selected products. Stock may vary from store-to-store. RRP $24.99 $ 19 .99 A BIG BOX OF LITTLE BOOKS $11.99 TREEHOUSE FUN BOOK 3 off @papertreestores RRP $17.99 SPECIAL PRICE BEST PRICE IN TOWN! Follow us on Facebook: @papertreestores NEW! 13 STOREY TREEHOUSE SPECIAL PRICE $4.99 ESSENTIAL VOLUME 2 ANNABEL LANGBEIN RRP $65.00 $ 49 .99 tower junction, off Clarence St, Riccarton | Bishopdale, 31 Bishopdale Court, Bishopdale | rangiora, 206 High Street, Rangiora Northwood supa centre, Main North Road, Belfast | st martins shopping centre, Wilsons Road, St Martins • st martiNs • tower juNctioN • BishoPdaLe • raNGiora • Northwood • st martiNs • tower juNctioN • BishoPdaLe • raNGiora

NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday April 10 2018 19 KIDSTUFF The history of Papanui’s Superb quality and variety at Kidstuff Langdons Rd Papanui Heritage Group chairman Murray Williams writes about the history of Thomas Langdon of Langdons Rd THOMAS LANGDON was born in Somerset in 1831 and gained experience working on his father’s farm before emigrating to Canterbury in 1858. He and his wife Georgiana Langdon arrived at Lyttelton on September 21 on the Zealandia after a 98-day voyage from Gravesend. The Langdons had occupied a cabin, an indication that they were wealthy enough to avoid the lack of privacy of those with more limited means who had to endure the cramped and dingy steerage area below decks. Mr Langdon gradually assembled significant holdings in Papanui. He purchased and leased land from the original rural sections, three, five and 323. The former two areas had contained most of the Papanui Bush which had been cut out by 1857. Mr Langdon obviously saw the value of the land as a farming proposition and it appears he ran cattle, an interest that he retained later in his life when he was notable as a judge of sheep and cattle at A and P shows. By 1859, he had established a butchery in Vagues Rd, a business later relocated to the much larger Christchurch market, an interesting indicator of the growing interdependence between the city and its satellite. The Colombo St butcher’s shop was run as a partnership and was still operating as Langdon and Steel at the beginning of the 20th century. Mr and Mrs Langdon had eight children, an important contribution to the local economy. The family home was probably the first on the road that ran north-west from the north road and parallel with Harewood Rd and owed its name to its first occupants. In 1887, there were only six houses in IN MEMORIAM: This headstone in the St Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery on Harewood Rd commemorates the lives of Thomas and Georgiana Langdon. this rural road which provided access to farms and orchards. By 1951, lots in Langdons Rd were numbered from 8-129, but the street petered out before reaching Bishops Rd (now Greers Rd). Mr Langdon died in 1904 (his wife had pre-deceased him by two years) but his name still prevails in the name of the street which, in 1955, was extended to link up to Greers Rd, a move designed to give access to the new state housing area developed in north Papanui in the mid- 1950s. However, Mr Langdon’s name had not been retained without a battle. In 1926, the council attempted to rename the road Lambeth St but local protest ensured that the commemoration of its first householder remains to this day. •Reference: Papers Past and Wises Directories. Thanks to Christine Grant for extra research. This iconic Timaru store caters for all baby and children’s needs both in store and on-line. With a huge range of toys, clothes, furniture and accessories for children of all ages as well as mums-to-be, Kidstuff has established itself as one of the best one-stop children’s shops in New Zealand. The range of products includes quality toys, crafts, books, games, gifts, lights, alarms, clocks and clothes. In addition to an excellent selection of educational and Would you like to profile and grow your Business? For feature advertising please phone Jenny Wright 03 364 7446 or 021 220 3484 jenny@starmedia.kiwi international collectable toys, some brands are unique to New Zealand and the South Island. You can shop online from the comfort of home, but if you are visiting Timaru, you and your child will be delighted with a “stop and shop” at Kidstuff located at 170 Stafford St Timaru. For further information and inspiration phone 03 688 5152 or visit www.kidstuff.net.nz home away from home UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! FREE hAlF DAy 20 hoURs ECE OPEN 7.30-5.30pm ALL YEAR SpaceS available 0-6 years facebook.com/ The Enchanted Garden 255 Greers Rd, Burnside Phone: 03 359 7944 www.theenchantedgarden.co.nz LANDLORD Thomas Langdon purchased and leased land that had originally contained most of the Papanui Bush. 170 Stafford Street, Timaru Ph. 03 688 5152