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St Helena Bay - West Coast - South Africa. #StHelenaBay #WestCoast My home town

Paternoster and St Helena Bay near Cape Town / West Coast

Paternoster and St Helena Bay near Cape Town. One of the few authentic fishing villages on the rough West Coast. Cape Columbine lighthouse. South Africa Online Travel Guide.

South African recipes

All links in this post will open in a new window. Links to other pages or documents have a number. 1) Please click HERE for my own “pizza” recipe with comfrey or spinach. You will eat y…

The first Woolworths,1931.

The first Woolworths in the country opened its doors in the old Royal Hotel building , Plein street, Cape Town in October,1931.

Sturrock dry dock under construction 1943.

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Boer Girl in the Concentration Camps

Memoir of Hester Johanna Maria Uys interned in English concentration camps at Bloemfontein, Bethulie and Kabusie during South Afircan War, 1901-1902

Boer War Art Poetry and History

Read this newspaper clip below – where an Englishman described how kind the Boers were and that everything that was said in England about the Boers, was not true. From the Boer War Facebook p…

Battle of Magersfontein - The Boer War 1899

The Battle of Magersfontein in The Boer War 1899 Methuen’s disastrous defeat at the hands of Cronje’s Boers, the Highland Brigade suffering severe loss

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The Alfred Basin, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town

The Alfred Basin, photographed in 1900, is seen here bursting at the seams with the sailing ships that plied their trade to and from the Cape. Through the rigging, a number of other ships can be seen at anchor in Table Bay

A Portion of Cape Town's Docks in 1900

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Foreshore 1948.

The USS Huntington is greeted by an eerily view of a desolate looking foreshore on the 15th. October 1948.(sixty two years ago)

This Day in History: Dec 11, 1899: The Battle of Magersfontein

The Battle of Magersfontein was fought on 11 December 1899, at Magersfontein near Kimberley on the borders of the Cape Colony and the independent republic of the Orange Free State. British forces under Lieutenant General Lord Methuen were advancing north along the railway line from the Cape in order to relieve the Siege of Kimberley, but their path was blocked at Magersfontein by a Boer force that was entrenched in the surrounding hills. The British had already fought a series of battles…