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Laing’s Nek – near Majuba & Schuinshoogte (Ingogo)

The site of the battle at Laing’s Nek where the British were defeated on 28th January 1881 is totally overgrown with wattle and the cairns have been destroyed. In contrast the battle site at Schuinshoogte (Ingogo) is well maintained and easily accessible. This battle took place on 8th February and was also a set back […]

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Durban Country Club

Thanks to Alan Lukan,Sales manager at the Club for giving me the go ahead to photograph at Beachwood and DCC. I have been there yesterday and today and the courses are looking great. The assignment forced me to step back and look at the DCC facilities, and they are really world class. The functions rooms, […]

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Kamberg Nature Reserve

The Kamberg area is the jewel of the Midlands. The small chalets at Kamberg Nature Reserve,run by Ezemvelo are clean and comfortable and give you a great early morning starting point for a number of varied hikes. The trout dams are still stocked but the hatchery has been closed, I’m told,by some purist who decided […]

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Russell High School – PMB

I visited Russell High School in PMB today and was permitted to photograph their premises, thanks to Moira Potter and the Principal, Jean Rose. It is amazing what this school is doing for its scholars and to see what talent there is at the school, and the incredible art that has been produced. The teachers […]

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Durban High School

A visit to DHS was facilitated by Sharon Drew and then a meeting with The Headmaster, Leon Erasmus who gave of his time to show me around the various points of interest at the school. The school is looking in great shape and it was good to see that the old traditions still prevail. Like […]

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Point and Royal Natal Yacht Clubs

The two main Durban based yacht clubs based on the Esplanade have a rich history with masses of memorabilia in their respective club houses. Thanks to Percy at PYC and also to Liz Coxen (RNYC) for their assistance and information. RNYC for the History addicts,has a must have book of their 150 year history – […]

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Glenwood High School

A big thank you again to Kevin Jordan of Glenwood High for the tour of the school and for allowing me to get on and take a comprehensive “shoot” of the school. The historical memorabilia and the care that is taken to display and preserve their heritage is a credit to the school. These are […]

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Glenwood High School Military Project

I have recently been in contact with Kevin Jordan, a teacher at Glenwood High Scholl who along with his pupils is doing a project to research more information on the South Africans whose names appear on the many monuments in KZN, in particular WWI. It’s a great time with the centenary of WWI to be […]

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Redhill Cemetery

A visit to the Redhill Cemetery yesterday uncovered a few interesting Military graves and Monuments scattered throughout the large area. There were monuments, graves including Chinese Merchant Navy Graves and memorials and plaques in the Jewish Cemetery. Thanks to Desmond Munsami, who has worked for 25 years in this Municipal Division, for locating the military […]

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Pietermaritzburg – Town Hill

So good to see that some of our old buildings are being cared for. I visited Town Hill and was pleased to see the North building is being refurbished. The south section is also in great shape. These buildings are over 100 years old worthy of the attention. So much of our heritage is in […]

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