Topic: Linwood Avenue, Christchurch

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Formerly Canal Reserve Road. Re-named Linwood Avenue.

Formerly Canal Reserve Road. Named because there was a long-time proposal that Port Christchurch should be established on the Estuary and small craft should bring goods up to Christchurch.

Re-named Linwood Avenue. Named because it runs through the suburb of Linwood which in turn is named after Linwood House, the home of Joseph Brittan (1805-1867).

“The canal reserve road” is first mentioned in The Press in 1869.

First appears in street directories in 1892.

Re-named Linwood Avenue in 1909.

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