Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day Two — The Christchurch Exhibition

Welcome to my second post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I was invited by Terri from to participate in this blog series.

The theme for my challenge is “Inheriting my Grandparent’s crap” 🙂


Souvenirs of the 1922 Christchurch Exhibition
Souvenirs of the 1922 Christchurch Exhibition

When my Dad and his sister cleared my Grandparent’s home following the death of my Gran, I remember Dad coming home explaining when he opened the sideboard where the “good china” was kept, he had to decide which piece to break in order to get the pieces out.

Much of it wasn’t really good quality pieces.  A vast amount was scratched or chipped and likely had been passed down to them.  Presumably some may have belonged to my Great-grandparents but as my Grandparents were big on charity shops and fairs, likely much had been picked up second hand over the years.

There were the occassional pieces that were beautiful.  Like this small cup and this cheese or butter dish.

Both pieces have CH.CH Exhibition 1922 etched on them.

The cup has Margaret etched onto the other side – the name my Grandmother went by.   She would have been about 5 years old at the time.

The cheese/butter dish has etched on it To Lucy – from Jack & Ruby.  Lucy was my great-grandmother, my Grandmother’s mother and my father’s maternal grandmother.

As for the Christhcurch Exhibition, I can’t find much information about it, other than this to Newspaper article of the time.

The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. And actually everyone can join in. So feel free to if you like the idea.
I would like to invite Eileen from to join this challenge. As I said, it is totally up to each individual to accept whether they wish to participate.



  1. The range of goods displayed is similar to what would have been on display in Australia. Because we were so far away we had to make things for ourselves.
    “And then along came Jones, tall thin Jones
    Slow walkin’ Jones, slow talkin’ Jones
    Along came long, lean, lanky Jones”
    And then we started to buy cheaper stuff from America and Japan and now China and someone had better build a huge big plug so we don’t both go down the drain.

    Read more: The Coasters – Along Came Jones Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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