Archway Road looking north C1960
A last look at the Archway Tavern and Archway Road as it was before the roundabout changed the character of this main junction. A trolleybus on route 609 turns from Archway Road (now Archway Close) into Holloway Road, while the RT on Sunday only route 134A heads for Junction Road. Photo by Fred Ivey N.B This picture is part of a set looking at the Holloway Road, from Archway to Highbury Corner. To see a disappeared world of horse trams, electric trams, trolleybuses, cinemas, theatres…
Market Square, Johannesburg
This view depicts a busy scene. On sale days, part of the Square is devoted to the selling of all kinds of merchandise by public auction. In the background, the headgears of some of the mines can be seen. Market Square was a long, rectangular area, extending from Rissik Street to Sauer Street and bounded by President and Market Streets.
Rare early Johannesburg memoir discovered and available for download
A remarkable memoir of R W Kelly who lived in Johannesburg from the 1890s to about 1930 is available for download (click here or use the download link below the notice). It is a memoir that was discovered, transcribed and edited by his grandson Robert Wilmot. It is a rare find as it is a first hand account of Johannesburg as a raw new, boom and bust type of town. Kelly was at