John Ballantyne was born in 1825 in Selkirk Scotland, and emigrated to Sydney in 1852 where he joined the firm of Messrs McArthur Kingsbury & Co. Below is the Ballantynes information like contact number, store locations, hours, email, address and near me locations of Ballantynes.
Ballantynes in Christchurch Phone : +64 3-379 7400
Weekdays hours: Mon to Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Weekends hours: Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ballantynes in Christchurch Address : Cashel St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Ballantynes was established in 1854 and was originally named Dunstable House by its founders David Clarkson, his wife Esther, and sister Elizabeth Clarkson. They lived in a cottage in Cashel Street. Esther came from
Duns table in Bed ford shire, England and had been trained as a milliner. She imported 2 cases of straw hats which she sold, with sundry and other items of clothing, from the front room. Seeing how well she was doing, David built a small gabled shop for her, which extended out to the street frontage.
In 1854, a partnership with David’s cousin, Thomas Atkinson, was established and the “New Drapery Establishment” in Cashel Street was first advertised in the Lyttelton Times on 23 September 1854.
Thomas Atkinson left the partnership around the end of 1856. At the same time a large two-storey extension to the shop opened, and the business was named Dunstable House.