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Greenmarket Square in 1889 | One of the few pictures taken of the square on which the Old Town House and the Thatched Tavern do not appear

One of the few pictures taken of the square on which the Old Town House and the Thatched Tavern do not appear

The Altona Hotel. One of the landmarks on the Woodstock Main Road.

The Altona Hotel. One of the landmarks on the Woodstock Main Road.

Church Square, Apartheid Era. It is useful to understand the urban geography of church square and how it informs the current space and the memorials existence.

Church Square looking to Spin street.

Adelphi Hotel, Sea Point | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Adelphi Hotel, Sea Point | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

More than sixty thousand women, children and men were brought to the Cape to be sold into the chatel of slavery during the period 1652 – 1807. Thereafter slavery remained enshrined in law until 1834.  These grim facts are often forgotten.  The memorial on Church Square is itself a slave site of great significance, where slaves were sold. The memorial comprises eleven granite blocks, two are placed on a raised plinth on the South West corner of Church Square close to the Iziko Slave Lodge.

More than sixty thousand women, children and men were brought to the Cape to be sold into the chatel of slavery during the period 1652 – 1807. Thereafter slavery remained enshrined in law until 1834. These grim facts are often forgotten. The memorial on Church Square is itself a slave site of great significance, where slaves were sold. The memorial comprises eleven granite blocks, two are placed on a raised plinth on the South West corner of Church Square close to the Iziko Slave Lodge.

Camps Bay beach | c1905 | HiltonT | Flickr

Camps Bay beach | c1905 | HiltonT | Flickr

Cape Town, South Africa

The old water pump at the corner of Prince Street and Sir George Grey Street in the Cape Town

The old water pump at the corner of Prince Street and Sir George Grey Street in the Cape Town

https://flic.kr/p/P1RdHg | Kensington Cres.,Oranjezicht, 1910. | Some of these houses are still there.

https://flic.kr/p/P1RdHg | Kensington Cres.,Oranjezicht, 1910. | Some of these houses are still there.