Why ‘Shirley Road Central’?
10 Shirley Road is central to connecting communities in Shirley, Dallington, Richmond, Edgeware, St Albans & Mairehau.
Why the suburbs of Shirley, Dallington, Richmond, Edgeware, St Albans & Mairehau?
When you draw a 2km radius from 10 Shirley Road, these are the suburbs included in this area.
Interestingly after we had decided on ‘Shirley Road Central’, I found this map from the 1930s? on the Christchurch City Libraries website: https://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Maps/
Originally Shirley Road started at Westminster Street (now Aylesford Street), before crossing over Hills Road to Marshland Road.
So over 100 years ago in 1915, the original building was built at 10 Shirley Road, as the Shirley Primary School.
This school was built at the centre of the then Shirley Road, connecting these communities even in the past.
With the building of a new centre at 10 Shirley Road, these communities will once again have a central place to call home, with opportunities to connected now & in the future, with residents from the surrounding suburbs.