Bob Bradford Big Band Carlton Hotel


Bob Bradford Big Band Carlton Hotel


Dad lived for his music. A few years after playing at the Winter Garden in around 1975/76 his band played at the Carlton Hotel which was on the corner of Bealey Avenue & Papanui Road every Tuesday night. Whilst there a good friend of his recorded his music which was subsequently put on vinyl.

Creator: Kay Martyn - another photo which was in Dad's personal photo scrapbook.

Area: North West / Merivale

Reference ID: CCL-DW-132631

Uploaded by: Kay Martyn

Copyright status: In copyright

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License Creative Commons License

This material has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. Please contact Christchurch City Libraries if you have any questions relating to the use of this material or wish to order a hi resolution copy for commercial purposes. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.


Add a comment
Thank you. Your comment has been saved and queued for moderation.

Thank you so much for sharing this. Bob Bradford was my Great Uncle. His brother, George Bradford, was my grandfather. It's great to see photos like this, particularly since I am a musician too. I've been with the Australian Army Band Corps for about 35 years. I live in Adelaide, Australia now, but spent my first few years in Dunedin, with my mother, brother and dad, Kevin (son of George). Thank you for sharing your memories.

Report this entry

Please enter your details and we'll contact you for more information.

Thank you for your report

More from the same area

Elmwood house

January 1899

The original Elmwood was built for Robert Rhodes (1815-1884) on ...

Elizabeth House, 6 Circuit Street, Merivale, March 2011

16 March 2011

Elizabeth House, 6 Circuit Street, Merivale, was built in 1914 ...

Christchurch Chinese Methodist Church, 163 Papanui Road

26 September 2015

Christchurch Chinese Methodist Church, 163 Papanui Road

Wedding party in Merivale

12 January 1910

The wedding party approaches the horse-drawn carriage after ...

Albert Charles Beken & Family on an outing

Circa 1920

Albert Charles Beken with his second wife Olive (nee Meek) and ...

Drum Majors of Christchurch Pipe Bands


Drum majors of seven pipe bands attended a special service at St ...

WWI gas mask and army uniform


One of the Pearce family wearing a WWI gas mask and army uniform ...

Miss Nell Bilson, at a garden party at Fitzroy


This photograph was taken of Miss Nell Bilson who attended a ...

Elmwood Normal School, Merivale


Elmwood Normal School, Merivale

Strowan, St Andrew's College


Located at 347 Papanui Road "Strowan", was the home of George ...

St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Rangi Ruru, Christchurch

1 April 1990

St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Rangi Ruru, 16 Merivale Lane, ...

Carlton Hotel earthquake damage

15 March 2011

Carlton Hotel with earthquake damage, photographed from Papanui ...

Kiddey's Toy Centre, Merivale Mall

28 November 1979

Interior of stock displayed at Kiddey's Toy Centre in Merivale ...

Leinster House restaurant

16 March 1982

Exterior and signage of Leinster House restaurant, Merivale.

Eftpos at Supervalue supermarket, Merivale

21 September 1983

Michelle Wright (right), Trustbank Canterbury Trustline ...

Asian Food Fair stall holders, Carlton Courts

11 November 1985

Stall holders with samples of the food on sale at the Asian Food ...

Side car, cat and dog

circa 1925

When your family proudly owned a motorbike and sidecar in the ...

Fair at Rangi Ruru Girls' School

21 March 1987

Seventh formers at Rangi Ruru Girls' School celebrating at the ...

Model for Quinns on catwalk, Merivale Mall

22 April 1985

Close-up of a model on a catwalk holding a Quinns sign during a ...

St Albans Primary School choir performance

18 December 1970

A group of children from St Albans Primary School participating ...

St Andrews College pupils dressed up as book characters

28 March 1987

Pupils at St Andrews college on Papanui Road, dressed as their ...

Parkdale, 16 Heaton Street, Strowan


This house, designed by American architect Delamore, was built ...

Carlton Courts

29 January 2011

Exterior of Carlton Courts at the intersection of Bealey Avenue ...

Search/Browse the collection