This was a wonderful town to grow up in. It's population now is still only 720. There are around 260 houses. I've always enjoyed the fact we are close to the Pacific Ocean, Lake Ellesmere and the mighty Rakaia, one of Canterbury's braided rivers.
This is a photograph of the corner of Southbridge Park which I took a few years back. It was this very corner where my friends and I used to come as teenagers and hold birthday parties for our horses!
Below: The fields around Southbridge are golden in Summer and Autumn.
Below : Southbridge from the air, Lake Ellesmere in the background
|Below : Looking towards the Southern Alps|
Back at an earlier Southbridge Centenary in the 1960's Uncle Ron (left) and Dad (right)
did a re-enactment of my grandfather's transport firm, later merged into Ellesmere Transport.