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Spionkop Lodge on Woodlands Farm was the home of George Spearman and was to bear witness to one of the biggest defeats of the British Army in the early stages of the Anglo Boer War. (23/1/1900-24/01/1900). Present at the battle were, Winston Churchill, Louis Botha, General...

The lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Westville is a real beauty, thanks to the abundance of stained glass in the church giving it a serene ambience. Under, Gallery - Churches you will find a full album of images. [caption id="attachment_121002" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Front of the...

[caption id="attachment_120777" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Umhlanga UPL Warehouse, burnt in riots[/caption] [caption id="attachment_120778" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Umhlanga UPL Warehouse burnt in riots.[/caption] The skyline of Cornubia/Umhlanga was changed after the insurrection in July 2021.  This episode will remain a blight on the ANC ruling party forever. While local law...

This post coincides with the departure of Karl Bressler, Deputy Head of the College to take up a teaching post in the Far East after a long spell at Clifton. Go well, Karl. Stubbs House at Clifton , was the residence of Harry Stubbs who founded...

My new that book that features forty old, repurposed homes of KwaZulu-Natal is now available.  The message is that once a cherished home has run its course, there is no need to discard it, as it may have a useful ‘after-life’. This is especially important for...

The Craigieburn Dam was once the centre of a thriving dairy industry and a well maintained fishing resort. Land claims put paid to that and it is now goats that thrive on roaming through the derelict resort and the derelict farm buildings. The sandstone Methodist Chapel...

in 1552 the Portuguese Sao Joao ran aground near Port Edward with 600 soles aboard. Over 100 perished and the remainder of the passengers set out for Delagoa Bay in Mozambique. Only 17 survived this gruelling march.  The ship was carrying porcelain, tapestries, gold and spices...

  [caption id="attachment_119751" align="aligncenter" width="200"] The monument atop Mount Alice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119752" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View from Mount Alice towards Spionkop[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119753" align="aligncenter" width="235"] Mount Alice views and Diorama[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119754" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mount Alice view of Spionkop and Vaalkrans[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119755" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The iron bridge at Potgieter's Drift...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record