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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

[caption id="attachment_95500" align="alignnone" width="300"] Maritzburg Golf Club fairways[/caption] [caption id="attachment_95501" align="alignnone" width="300"] PMB Golf Club - Honours Board[/caption] Whilst photographing at the Golf course I met with Charles Severn who has produced the 125 year record of this golf course. It is the oldest playing course in...

This is really an amazing place with the Cathedrals, school, hospital and beautiful support buildings. A big thank you to Brother Albert for the personalized tour. I was reading that in 1906 there were over 600 Monks & Sisters serving here - truly remarkable. You...

The visit to the summit of Mt Itala, (S 28.31.149 E 31.02.140 Elev 1472m), was worth the effort just for the views. This was the site of the battle in the Boer War on 25 September 1901. The summit requires about a 2.5km hike up...

A big thank you to my old friend Charlie (Charis) Mason who has accompanied me on some of my trips to lesser, well known parts of our Province. He is a great raconteur and has a huge general knowledge, has acted as car guard, as...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record