The images below, supplied by Arthur Gammage, and forwarded to me by Hardy Wilson, depict the old Victoria Bar in Point Road (Mahatma Gandhi) and a mural depicting the steam locomotive that used to run from the point into the
The SA National Society recently had an outing to the Nottingham Road area and used the Nottingham Road Hotel as it’s base. Below are four images: The first is a current image of the hotel, the middle image, a very
There is nothing better than South Africa’s sunrises and sunsets, be it on the coast or the interior. It requires an early start to witness this natural heritage in all its glory. Below are images that reflect the diversity of
It is refreshing to see an old railway station being creatively used for a change. Most of Transnet’s assets have simply been allowed to fall into disuse or vandalized. The Lions River Station is an example where these old buildings
The Gandhi Settlement in Inanda was established in 1903. Much of the settlement was destroyed in the 1985 riots, but the printing works(below), survived and the old wood and iron houses restored. There is also a new museum with exhibits
The Tatham Art gallery, which is a National Monument (1996), was originally the Supreme Court building and was started in 1865 but only completed 10 years later. It was used as such until 1983 at which point the Council transferred
After a number of sites which included the Market square, the ‘lunatic ‘ asylum was located near Town Hill in 1877. The building was completed in 1904 but further additions were made including the 1901 building below at the end
This post is based upon a mail from Arthur Gammage relating a story about Reverend C.F. Miles-Cadman, which will be of interest Durban residents who are interested in the city’s past. Cadman was born in U.K., served in WWI and
One may think that Durban’s premier beachfront is one of the worst places imaginable to try to grow a variety of trees: think of the sandy soil, danger of vandalism, and salt-laden wind for starters. Drawing the obvious conclusion would.
Durban’s KwaMuhle Museum was the former offices of the Native Administration Department, but now features displays relating to the Apartheid ” Durban System ” and the struggle for dignity by its citizens, along with other displays reflecting Durban’s urban growth.