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The first buses of the New Brighton run

The first buses of the New Brighton run

The first buses of the New Brighton run
[18 Oct. 1952]

New Brighton was the first line in the system to be converted to new buses. After the speeches at the ceremony marking the replacement, the tram moved off the scene outside the New Brighton Post Office. The Mayor of Christchurch, Robert Mafeking Macfarlane (1900-1981) then cut a ribbon stretched before one of the new buses with large scissors. It had been arranged that the tram and bus arrive at the New Brighton Post Office at the same time. After the ceremony fourteen buses were used to take passengers back to the city. See The Press, 20 Oct. 1952, p. 6

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File Reference CCL PhotoCD 18, IMG0016

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