Site Stats

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I recently discovered a Google tool called Data Studio which lets you display all sorts of live data including website statistics. The first thought through my head was that you visitors to the site might like to see just how … Read More

Bill Buchanan

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Former Natal Newspapers colleague Greg Arde has been in touch to say that he is working with the local ward councillor to preserve the Burman Bush conservation area. He’s looking for information about Bill Buchanan who apparently gifted the land … Read More

Pretty nice figures

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I have just had a look at the site visitor figures over the past year. According to Google we have had an average of 4618 visitors who viewed an average of 11755 pages every month. The average has been maintained … Read More

New Ricksha Picture

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  Tord Tutturen sent in a question about a picture of his relative Ludvig Field.     He wrote: I have a picture of an old relative, photographed in a rickshaw on West Street in Durban. The storefront in the … Read More

The Natal Locomotive

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  We already had a couple of pages on the site about the steam locomotive which drew the first train in South Africa which ran from the Point to Pine Street. The locomotive was called The Natal and the launch of … Read More

The mills of FAD

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The Mills of FAD may grind slowly but they do grind exceedingly fine and sooner or later we seem to get a reaction to everything we publish. In this case the reaction to Frank Beeton’s memories of 1950s aviation highlights … Read More

Preservation and restoration

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  I’m encouraged by the fact that efforts at preserving our heritage are still underway in Durban. I had a message from Martin Prange of the City Architect’s Department about a project they’ve just completed. He wrote: “Thought you might … Read More

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