Site advertising

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I have added advertising to this site and it has already appeared in the WordPress section and will in due course spread to the other pages which are in a variety of different formats, layouts and styles. It is a regrettable step … Read More

Thanks David Baird

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Reader Alan Thom wrote in with this to say: David touched my heart and memories of Durban is so many ways. [See David’s article on the watering holes of his youth. Ed.] I was 6 years old when my Dad … Read More

Shepstone Whaling Company?

posted in: InfoRequests 5

Ian Hart has written in to ask for our help. He writes: “I am researching the activities of a Swedish man, Charles O. Johnson, who became one half of the firm Irvin & Johnson, Cape Town. Johnson started whaling from … Read More

Da Gama Clock Update

  Most Durbanites are familiar with the Da Gama Clock which has stood on Victoria Embankment for many years. It has been in a sorry state for many years and was extensively vandalised but the city, thankfully, is now doing … Read More

Customs Clock

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Reader Melissa Field wrote in with a query I can’t answer (not unusual) but perhaps the colloquium can provide the information. Is that a CLOCK on the side of the Customs and Excise Building in Bay Terrace? At the moment … Read More

Tram shelter upgrade

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Here’s some good news for a change. I recently received some pictures from Kevan Mardon showing before and after the restoration and repair of the tram shelter at the top of Florida Road. And here’s the shelter after the completion … Read More

Durban and Districts

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Reader Tarryn has written to ask for info on a research project she’s doing. She wrote: “I have been asked to do some research on the development of Durban’s boundaries from 1935 particularly with them extending North way to Umhlanga … Read More

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