Archive | November, 2015

Winterton Museum – John Weston : Pioneer, farmer,soldier, and aviator

Les Brook, a recent visitor to my site had noticed a couple of my images from the Winterton Museum of a motor caravan belonging to John Ludwick Weston. John Weston who farmed in the Winterton area has a fascinating history which included being a soldier, globetrotter  and arguably South Africa’s first aviator. His incredible life can […]

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VERULAM – A.H.Dykes Corn Merchant & Miller

At the lower end of Wicks Street is the remains of the old Corn Mill a business started by Mr P Dykes in 1869. The mill crushed mealies and also was a granary. Dykes cut a 100 metre tunnel  through solid rock, off the Umhloti River to drive his mill. Mr A.H.Dykes took over the mill […]

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Verulam – Nwdedwe – Farm Ruins

On my way to Ndwedwe from Verulam I noticed a number of seemingly old homes on the sugar estates that were in a state of ruin. Some of the homes were of a grand style, but were now in ruins. The one farm had several ransacked homes with a baobab tree in the gardens and […]

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Greytown Museum & drought

Last weeks revisit to Greytown was disturbing from the point of view of the effects of the current drought. I have never witnessed the town looking so dry at this time of the year. As of my visit, the Municipality had reduced water availability from 4am until 8am. On a positive note the local Umvoti […]

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