Topic: Brightlings Lane

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One of the vanished streets of Christchurch

Name: Brightlings Lane

Origin of name: Named after John Brightling (1842-1928).

Where: Intersected with Oxford Terrace and lay between Willow and Hurley Streets which survive.

Additional information: Brightling established a carrying firm which still survives. In the 1890s he built, and then bought, the City and Suburban Tramway Company to New Brighton via North New Brighton. Sali Mahomet (Ice Cream Charlie) lived in Brightlings Lane and his father, Sultan Mahomet, died there in 1905. A 19th and early 20th century blind street since built over.

See: Map held at Canterbury Museum

Source “New Brighton signposts to the past”, Pegasus Post, 19 February 1975, p 2
North New Brighton, 1953, p 32

Further information: G. R. Macdonald dictionary of Canterbury biographies: B723


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