The Woodstock Rail Disaster 8 April 1957
One of CT's worst rail accidents occured 300 meters from the old Esplanade Station when the 4.34 from Cape Town tore into the 4.14 from Belville with the loss of 18 lives and 80 injured.
Cape Town: The Bark "William Hales" Towing Out of Port in 1886
The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament. "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. Found her making water rapidly. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay as vessel could not have kept afloat much longer."…
Photographic Print: Promenade Pier at Cape Town, South Africa : 24x18in
size: 24x18in Photographic Print: Promenade Pier at Cape Town, South Africa : Entertainment