Help wanted

posted in: InfoRequests | 1

Mervin Watson asked: I have just stumbled on your site and wonder whether you can shed any light on Epsom Road School. The building has the year “1914” on it. It was used as an all boys school from the … Read More


posted in: Mini Memories | 6

John Taylor wrote in with the following: Hi Allan, Many older Durbanites will remember the plethora of sports and social clubs in the city. Almost everyone belonged to a club, starting with the Durban Club and the Durban Country Club … Read More

Comment editing

posted in: Housekeeping | 3

Wim Hoekstra was in touch to remind me that commenters on these diary posts were unable to edit their comments that they had made once the submit button had been clicked. He suggested a WordPress plugin that adds editing functionality … Read More


posted in: Video | 4

John Taylor let me know about the coolest Durban video. It’s made up of thousands of individual photographs of scenic locations in the city brought together into a stunning timelapse video. Not history but very cool all the same. See … Read More


posted in: InfoRequests | 6

I have had a a request from Vic Davies at Wits for help in tracking a copy of a book written by a researcher at the Natal Sharks Board. Vic has an idea the author was Tim Wallace (or Wallet) … Read More


We have a couple of pages on Durban cinemas. The latest addition is from my informant Pat Sligo who has sent in a wonderful picture he took of the Metro cinema in about 1953 which shows the ice cream cart … Read More


posted in: Pictures | 2

We have quite a large section on Durban’s whaling industry on this site including the reminiscences of some of the Durban folk who signed up to go whaling in the Antarctic aboard the factory ship Abraham Larsen. The main whaling … Read More