Welcome to the blog.

This is a weblog about those who lived in Cowlishaw Street, Chaddesden Lane, Patten Street, Retreat Road (and close by) in the suburb of Avonside. Avonside was one of the suburbs in the city of Christchurch (New Zealand) which was damaged by an earthquake on the 4th of September 2010, again by multiple earthquakes in 2011 and eventually evacuated.

In all cases what you read represents the views of the author or commentor and nobody else.

If you, as a visitor, feel something on the blog is not quite right, or not really appropriate, let me know and I will edit or moderate the material if appropriate.

Comments, requests and complaints can be sent to me as per the contact page.

At the end of May 2013 copies of the blog will be available in PDF format.  Information about copies of the PDF version can be had by using the contact form. Update 7 July 2018. This proved to be more difficult than anticipated so didn’t happen.

Thank you

Lawrence Roberts