1917 "Our Day" Cartwrights building and tram in Adderley Street, Cape Town
From the Coulter family photo album, courtesy Hans Niehaus. Fred and Agnes Stephens owned The Homestead at Oranjezicht from 1907-1947. Their three sons were killed in the First World War. These photographs of a fund raising event in Cape Town, October 18-21, 1917, were taken by Charles Coulter who was married to the Stephens's fourth child, Alice. His photo album was found among his papers when Coulter's law firm was being wound up and rescued by Hans Niehaus - to whom thanks for allowing me…
Table Mountain Cableway.
The Cableway was built in the period 1926-1929 and although these images might have been taken then I have a hunch that they date from about 1900, in other words about 26 years earlier. Could it be that this was an earlier separate undertaking? Any input would be most welcome. Photo; Thanks to fellow flickr member emmyeustace for the use. See her sets for more historic South African images here ; www.flickr.com/photos/59036290@N07/collections/7215762627... For more on the Cableway see…
The Pier, Rogge Bay, Cape Town
Sundays were a favoured day for outings on the Pier at the end of Adderley Street. In this photo from the early 1900s, people gather on the beach to watch fishermen bring in their catch while a number of small fishing boats lie at anchor at in the lee of the Pier.
Woodstock Beach circa 1935
Before moving to Newlands in 1955 the Castle Brewery was located in lower Woodstock. The road on the left crossing the railway lines is Lower Church str. that is still used today. The dark building on the beach is the Woodstock pavilion.
Cape Town ST JOHNS CHURCH Long Street 1906 Old Postcard for Sale
South Africa Vintage Old Picture Post Card, Capetown, Cape Town. Street Scene, Long Street, St. John's Church. H. Pat Build. TUCHTEN & CO. Merchants & Importers. No. 9. Entrance Gate. Postally Used with Great Britain King Edward 7th 1/2d stamp.
Cape Dx - Gary Deacon
Part Four of the account of the early days of radio in South Africa during the 1920's as told by South African Dxer, Nick Kendall. The candid account, in Nick's own words, provides an insight into what was involved in being able to listen in during the early pioneering days of radio broadcasting. The commercial sets before 1925 (as far as I can remember) were all battery powered. It must have been at the end of that year that the "all electric" sets arrived from the U.S.A. They were all…