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  1. Mar 14, 2021 · The first stagecoaches began to run from Christchurch in 1640. Then in 1642 came the civil war. At first, Christchurch was in the hands of the Royalists but in April 1644 a parliamentary army captured the town. Later that year the royalists made 2 attempts to capture Christchurch. The first time they were driven back.

  2. Christchurch was founded in approximately AD 650 by missionaries sent to Wessex by St Birinus, the first Bishop of Dorchester (Oxfordshire). They settled on a stretch of raised land between the rivers Avon and Stour which carried people and their wares to and from market settlements such as Blandford and Old Sarum (near modern Salisbury).

    • 19.5 sq mi (50.4 km²)
    • Dorset
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  4. Where did they come from and what sort of people were they? These are some of the questions which this feature sets out to answer. British and Irish immigration 1840-1914 - British & Irish immigration, 1840-1914 | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

  5. Christchurch was a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London, England. It was located south of the River Thames straddling either side of Blackfriars Road. It originated as the manor of Paris Garden in the parish of St Margaret, Southwark. The parish of St Margaret was replaced by St Saviour in 1541 and then in 1670 the area was split off ...

    • Christchurch Vestry (1670–1900), St Saviour's District Board of Works (1855–1900), Southwark Metropolitan Borough Council (1900–1930)
  6. Apr 12, 2023 · He came back in 1839 and landed a herd of 50 cattle near Akaroa. The first attempt at settling on the plains was made by James Herriot of Sydney. He arrived with two small groups of farmers in April 1840. Their first crop was successful, but a plague of rats made them decide to leave.

  7. Snow falls in Central City for first time in 10 years . May 22, 1868. William Rolleston becomes the fourth (and last) Superintendent of Canterbury. The 4 superintendents have been remembered in the names of the city’s "four avenues", previously called the Town Belts. May 22, 1989.

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