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The history of Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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1820 Settlers Monument by CrazyDinx, via Flickr

1820 Settlers Monument

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Grahamstown Eastern Cape South Africa 26th May 1982, via Flickr.
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Grahamstown Eastern Cape South Africa 26th May 1982

Grahamstown station on the line from Port Alfred on the coast was very quiet on the day of my visit. The only activity was South African Railways 19D 2759 RSH 1945) simmering away light engine. The engine shed was on the curve off the end of the platform in the distance and another 19D can just be made out in the yard. It's even quieter today - trains don't run from the station anymore.

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The Royal Family Driving Through Grahamstown, Cape Province

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Historical etching of Bathurst Street looking up to Commem - Grahamstown. Cathedral and City hall in background
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Historical etching of Bathurst Street looking up to Commem - Grahamstown. Cathedral and City hall in background

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Grahamstown - Arms (crest) of Grahamstown - Wapen van Grahamstown

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Grahamstown - Arms (crest) of Grahamstown - Wapen van Grahamstown

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George, Grahamstown, South Africa (1950) by HiltonT, via Flickr

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George, Grahamstown, South Africa (1950)

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In High Street, the Methodist Commemoration Church with the Winged Memorial of Peace to the left.
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In High Street, the Methodist Commemoration Church with the Winged Memorial of Peace to the left.

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grahamstown south africa - Google Search Oldest official Post Box in South Africa

A granite trilithon in High Street commemorates the arrival year of the Settlers.
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A granite trilithon in High Street commemorates the arrival year of the Settlers.

The Drostdy Arch is the pedestrian entrance to Rhodes University. Originally this was the entrance to the military grounds and it was also the gateway to the administrative hub of the then Eastern Frontier.

The Drostdy Arch is the pedestrian entrance to Rhodes University. Originally this was the entrance to the military grounds and it was also the gateway to the administrative hub of the then Eastern Frontier.

This is a view of High Street from the station, circa 1920.
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This is a view of High Street from the station, circa 1920.

In High Street, Crogott's Mail is South Africa's oldest independent newspaper.
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In High Street, Crogott's Mail is South Africa's oldest independent newspaper.

The Eastern Cape High Court, High Street
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The Eastern Cape High Court, High Street

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The cathedral of St Michael and St George, High Street.
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The cathedral of St Michael and St George, High Street.