Durban Past

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Picture courtesy Geoff Waters.


Reader Geoff Waters has sent in a document with photos he’s taken of historic locations around town and some text notes he’s made about the pictures. It makes a nostalgic read and you’re welcome to download the 1.8Mb PDF.

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  1. D Cheesman
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    Hi Gerald,
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you but the school web site was down, for update. The school history confirms that in 1980, a number of houses in Bulwer Road were demolished so that the school playing fields could be enlarged. Included in this demolition was 202 Bulwer Road, Bulwer Park Hotel. So now confirmed, BPH is no more.
    Neither of the C Perkins you listed, were related as both families (Perkins/Johnson) always lived together.
    The story of this second hotel continues and I will have to think of another approach. I contacted Durban Reference Liabrary but got very little encouragement. Perhaps I need to find a local genealogy group in and around Glenwood/Berea.
    It remains for me to thank you very much for you time and effort in help solve my queries and for solving the query of Bulwer Park Hotel.
    I will continue to read this site as it is so interesting and it will remind me of the fascinating year, that I spent as a young man in Durban, before returning to continue my studies in London.
    Best Regards
    David Cheesman

  2. Fazila
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    All information about essack moosa essack owning properties in Durban ..a real great businessman and investor since the 1940’s. Hard work in south Africa with Sir Charles Harry Coles and hand in hand they grew..
    Thank you

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