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The Woodstock Rail Disaster 8 April 1957 by Etiennedup, via Flickr

The Woodstock Rail Disaster 8 April 1957

One of CT's worst rail accidents occured 300 meters from the old Esplanade Station when the 4.34 from Cape Town tore into the 4.14 from Belville with the loss of 18 lives and 80 injured.

Tamboerskloof in 1905

Tamboerskloof 1905

Tamboerskloof 1905. At the top is the chimney of Caporn's Brick works. The bricks that built Tamboerskloof were dug and baked here. This is the area above St Michael's Rd - see Etienne's 1966 aerial view: www.flickr.com/photos/8270787@N07/12239011544/ Below it to the left, the big, long building is St George's/All Saints children's home. Deprived boys and girls, "... chiefly taken from the gutters and the slums, from homes of sin and misery, and even from prison ...". Hilton T has an 1897…

Cape Town Harbour 1905| Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cape Town Harbour

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Kirstenbosch farm c1890

Kirstenbosch farm c1890

The cottage became the first house of the curator of the Botanical Garden when it was established 23 years later.

The Wilderness near Knysna | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Wilderness near Knysna

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A Portion of Cape Town's Docks in 1900 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A Portion of Cape Town's Docks in 1900

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Tamboerskloof area, Cape Town

Tamboerskloof area, Cape Town

Kloof Street to left. Photo: Arthur Elliott (1870-1938) Wikipedia Entry

Detail from earlier picture of the Railway Station. Taken circa 1905. Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Detail from earlier picture of the Railway Station. Taken circa 1905.