Distant Memories

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Reader Gordon Forrester left a comment on an earlier post about the 1950s but I thought I would give it its own diary entry because it covers quite a bit of ground and may provoke some discussion. He wrote: My … Read More

Shirleen Gilbert too

    Friend of FAD Donald Davies previously contributed a page on his Aunt Shirleen Gilbert who owned a music shop in Plowright Lane together with her husband Llewellyn. Donald recently found some pictures relating to her and wonders if … Read More

Geoffrey De Havilland

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Here’s a query from from Craig Johnston via friend of FAD John Austin-Williams who is  chairman of the South African Airways Museum Society www.saamuseum.co.za and the de Havilland Aircraft Association of South Africa: Craig wrote: I am trying to document the … Read More

Natal Command

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Site contributor Udo Averweg has sent in an interesting article he wrote on Natal Command and the Officer and NCO who were in charge when it closed as a military base. You can download the article (and his others) in … Read More

Info request

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Friend of Fad William Paterson is collecting information for a book set in Zululand and Durban during WWII. He wrote: I am gathering material for the third novel in the Kirkwood trilogy and would welcome receiving very short notes  from people … Read More

Mandarin Room

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Reader Rob Caweg noticed a contribution from Bob Gooderson which included a menu from the Mandarin Room at the Edward Hotel. That menu dates from 1981 and Rob recalled that his father, a Dutch sea captain had dinner at the … Read More

Tongaat locomotive

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Arthur Gammage has asked if anyone knows where the Tongaat Locomotive that used to stand in Bulwer Park is now or if you have a picture of it. Arthur tells me that Eric Lupke obtained permission from the Parks Department … Read More

Ovington Court Update

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  For many years we’ve had a page on the wreck of the Ovington Court which occurred off Addington on 26 November 1940. We’ve been keeping it updated as new information comes to hand and the latest is a submission from … Read More

DLI Reunion

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We have had a request from Robert Timmerman to put out the word about a reunion next year of a platoon from the Durban Light Infantry who were involved in a contact 35 years ago. He wrote: Hi, this is … Read More

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