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[caption id="attachment_123005" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Durban North Police Station[/caption] Situated in the heart of Durban North is the local Headquarters of Durban North, South African Police Service (SAPS). Across the road from the entrance is the Wall of Remembrance for service members of this station who died in...

Maidstone All Saints Church has artwork by Wilgeford Vann Hall, who specialised in stained glass and the wood carved Reredos created by her friend Mary Stainbank. They both worked at Ezayo Studios at Coedmore. This album shows the finished artwork, in situ, along with the...

[caption id="attachment_122970" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Diorama at Buller HQ on Mount Alice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122971" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Monument atop Mount Alice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122972" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diorama on Mount Alice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122973" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The view of Spionkop from Mount Alice. (Spionkop Dam was built long after).[/caption] Mount Alice was the...

[caption id="attachment_122882" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The closed site in March 2022 - closed 2015[/caption] It's sad to see the Morewood Memorial at Compensation is closed. The memorial was to commemorate Sir Edmund Morewood who grew the first commercial cane in 1851 and in turn produced sugar. The...

    [caption id="attachment_122867" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Magudu Magistrates Court[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122868" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Farming scene on Magistrates Court - Sculpting by Mary Stainbank[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122869" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sculpture by Mary Stainbank on front façade of Magudu Magistrate Court[/caption] [caption id="attachment_122870" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mary Stainbanks working sketches for the court...

My latest of my three books published in 2021, features on its front page, Botha House, built and completed in 1920 for Louis and his wife Annie Frances Bland (nee Emmett). Annie was by great great grandfathers , grandchild who had married, Irishman George Cheere Emmett. In...

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...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record