Port Elizabeth in the past

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Russell Road after a huge storm in November 1867

Port Elizabeth of Yore: Russell Road - The Casual Observer

The history of Russell Road from the arrival of the 1820 Settler's until today

The Sea can be a Dangerous Place as I Learnt - The Casual Observer

The Sea can be a Dangerous Place as I Learnt - The Casual Observer

Being brought up by the sea brought us boundless joy as children. From a very early age we all learned to swim proficiently. As my father was brought up at the coast, he took us to the beach every weekend irrespective of what the weather conditions were like. Due to our competence, we were left […]

Victoria Hotel 01

Victoria Hotel 01

Art Deco Hotel Architect: Jones and McWilliams Built: 1936 Location: Victoria Street, Central, Port Elizabeth. Photo taken 1986

An abandoned railway station at Humerail, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

An abandoned railway station at Humerail, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

St Mary's Church

A Sunday Drive to Schoenmakerskop in 1922 - The Casual Observer

The opening of Marine Drive from Summerstrand to Schoenmakerskop became a major event not only for the wealthy with cars but for a family in Schoenmakerskop

Russell Road Methodist Church#04

Port Elizabeth of Yore: Russell Road Methodist Church - 1872 to 1966 - The Casual Observer

Russell Road Church, though not the original home of Methodism in Port Elizabeth, is the Mother Church of those now extant. The first Methodist Church was erected in Queen Street in 1841, on the spot where the settlers had pitched their tents, and where the Reverend William Shaw, standing upon a rock, had preached in […]

The King Edward Hotel Central PE - SeekandTravel.com

The King Edward Hotel Central PE - SeekandTravel.com