Christchurch’s Cathedral Returns…Sort Of!
2011 has been a really rough year for the people of Christchurch, but a familiar icon is making something of a comeback.
The February earthquake has affected so many lives in so many ways, prompting numerous fundraisers, including our board game auction which raised $2,598.74.
One of the most memorable images was of Christchurch Cathedral, its spire having collapsed. The building will, sadly, be deconsecrated.
In 1962, Robert Moore, then a pilot with the RNZAF, marvelled at how Christchurch Cathedral stood out from the rest of the city, and used it as a landmark against which to gauge his location.
He later went on to design the classic Kiwi board game Cathedral.
The New Year will mark half a century since that flight, and now Brightway Products – the first company to produce the game back in 1979 – is at the helm again with a fantastic wooden version.
So in one sense, Christchurch has its Cathedral back.
And besides, who could resist a game with an advertising campaign like this: