Item List

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A gift of coral

Looking at the wharves
A memory of visiting the wharves and having a special gift dropped down.

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Bottle Collecting

You can listen to this one as your walking past the the old West End dairy on Simeon Quay.
The kids found a clever (and naughty) way to get free lollies.

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Crab Rock

Miriata Couch of Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke grew up at Rapaki. She remembers gathering kia moana as a child, including crabs.

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Crane Collapse

Standing on the bridge on the way to the Ferry Terminal you'll have a good view of the current cranes.
A memory of this incident from February 15, 1985.

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Dry Dock

Standing on Britain Terrace, looking down on to the Dry Dock.
Like the rest of the port, the Dry Dock used to be completely open. It was even used for school swimming races. Kids also worked at the dry dock and would even race down the stairs for a special reward.

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Fish & Chips

Fish and chips was a big deal! People share their favourites.

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Grass sliding

Listen on the grassy hills above Lyttelton. An old Lyttelton tradition. Kids would make sledges or use a cardboard box for this Lyttelton pastime.

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Greeks

London Street
Greasy Greeks was the nickname for a mainstay fish and chip shop on London Street

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Guy Fawkes

Listen in the grassy above the school.
Guy Fawkes used to be a bit wilder affair than today. Andrew remembers huge bonfires in the grassy.

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HIde and seek

Listen to this while walking along Norwich Quay
A giant game of hide and seek that you wouldn't dream of today.

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Hangings

Listen in the old gaol overlooking the school.
The school and the gaol were neighbouring buildings.

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Hedgehog

Listen on Voelas Road. And always be careful when rescuing hedgehogs on steep Lyttelton streets.