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What is it that we just don't get about the need for maintenance and preserving historical old buildings? Whilst in Himeville recently I noticed that The Residency, a beautiful sandstone building was being neglected. This to my knowledge was used by the local Magistrate. Surely...

[caption id="attachment_90470" align="alignnone" width="300"] Calderwood Hall Chapel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_90471" align="alignnone" width="300"] Calderwood Hall wedding and conference venue[/caption] [caption id="attachment_90472" align="alignnone" width="300"] Calderwood Hall Grand Staircase[/caption] [caption id="attachment_90473" align="alignnone" width="300"] Calderwood Hall - Joseph and Edith Jardine[/caption] Calderwood Hall completed in 1902, represents one of the grand old mansions of...

[caption id="attachment_90462" align="alignnone" width="252"] St George's Garrison Church nave[/caption] [caption id="attachment_90463" align="alignnone" width="257"] St Georges Garrison Church' exterior.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_90464" align="alignnone" width="260"] St George's Church sanctuary Reredos commemorating regiments based at Fort Napier[/caption] [caption id="attachment_90465" align="alignnone" width="260"] St George"s Garrison Church Sanctuary[/caption] [caption id="attachment_90466" align="alignnone" width="259"] St George's Garrison...

Benvie has to have one of the most beautiful gardens of any farm in KZN. The old house is surrounded with hundreds soaring old trees, most of which are were planted by the Geekie family, over 130 years ago. The gardens are open in September and...

Marian Villa, in Alexander Road, which is now a retirement home, was built in 1914 by Dr Conrad Akerman and named Coneth-Moar. This home represents many of the iconic homes built in this period and has had many names ,as it has been bought and...

[caption id="attachment_89996" align="alignnone" width="300"] Rawdons Hotel from the air before the onset of winter[/caption] I recently had an inspiring flight with sculptor Owen Llewellyn Davies over the Midlands and shot this image of Rawdons Hotel, built in 1954 by David Rawdon. No matter the time of...

[caption id="attachment_89822" align="alignnone" width="300"] Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial - Groutville - July 2017[/caption] [caption id="attachment_89823" align="alignnone" width="300"] Groutville Congregational Church - Luthuli burial place[/caption] [caption id="attachment_89824" align="alignnone" width="300"] Graves of Nokukhanya and Chief Albert Luthuli - Groutville[/caption] A memorial has recently, in July 2017, been erected in Groutville,...

[caption id="attachment_89692" align="alignnone" width="300"] Main church at Centocow[/caption] [caption id="attachment_89693" align="alignnone" width="300"] Centocow Main Church[/caption] [caption id="attachment_89694" align="alignnone" width="300"] Distant view of Cetocow[/caption] I recently was in Creighton at the aloe festival, but couldn't resist another visit to this mission overlooking the Umzimkulu River, built by Francis Pfanner...

[caption id="attachment_89608" align="alignnone" width="215"] Tombstone of Isabella Monck-Mason[/caption] [caption id="attachment_89606" align="alignnone" width="212"] Tombstone of Charles Augustus Oldham 1918[/caption] [caption id="attachment_89607" align="alignnone" width="224"] William Randles resting place[/caption] There is always a fascination with old graveyards, and this cemetery is no exception, with some of the remains of prominent persons,...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record