Adderley street 1955
Scene of Adderley street with the Grand Hotel very prominent. The ''Coral Lounge" on the first floor was a very 'classy ' meeting place.Many a popular singer/ bands performed there. I saw Four Jacks and a Jill there during the late sixties.
Jazz in District Six: The Zambezi Restaurant: part 1 - Celebrating International Jazz Day
Distric Six Cape Town (1964): Pic Ian Bruce Huntley It is written that Cape Town's Zambezi Restaurant in Hanover Street, District Six, first became really popular as a Sunday night jazz venue in 1956 when the second Arab-Israeli war closed the Suez Canal shipping channel. Shiploads of American soldiers in transit would dock in Cape Town, with the bop jazz-lovers among them frequenting District Six, listening to racially mixed groups of South Africans of Muslim, Jewish, Christian and other…
A postcard tour of old Cape Town
A bunch of 22 old postcards of various scenes in Cape Town gives a fascinating insight into what Cape Town looked like about 100 years ago.