Late February’s Ramble was around Addington. Leaving from Addington Cemetery in Selwyn Street, 19 made their way along Harman Street to Grove Road and into Church Square to a view of  St Mary’s Church, the only Church in Christchurch to have its own square. This part of Addington has seen many changes over the years from being an early part of Christchurch heritage where settler’s cottages exist through to modern day multi story buildings and cycle-ways.

From Church Square we made our way along Dickens Street to Mountford Park and a view of the old Addington Prison now the Jailhouse Accommodation. Returning to Church Square via Poulson Street to Ward Street across Selwyn Street to Ruskin Street to the heritage reserve, from there the ramble passed through Addington Heritage Walkway to the rear of the cemetery where an exploration took place searching out early settler grave sites (including Kate Sheppard and members of the Deans Family).

March’s early Ramble was a drizzly day with a call made to go for Coffee and Hot Chocolate instead.

Sadly our Rambles are on hold for the time being but we do hope to get out and about again soon.
Keith Mitchelmore