Cherry Wainer

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Reader Mel Narunsky wrote: Hello Allan, I’m sure many old Durbanites will remember Cherry Wainer and Don Storer, who played organ and drums respectively regularly at one of the big cocktail places (I don’t remember which one) on the Durban … Read More

Aviation memories

Reader Vernon Varty wrote in with some of his memories: Thank you for such a wonderful website … as some famous person once said: “There’s nothing like the Good Old Days.” We moved from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in 1941, long … Read More

Burger Ranch

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I recently had a note from Bibbi Bakro who also remembered the Burger Ranch in Davenport Square. He wrote: Just the other day, I was reminiscing about my Dad, Endre Bakro, taking us to the Three Monkeys for a hotdog and milkshake. … Read More


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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


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

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