Tag Archives: Braamfontein

OTD: The Braamfontein Dynamite Explosion

One of the many events that occurred in the fledgling city of Johannesburg was the Dynamite Explosion that occurred on 19 February 1896 at Braamfontein Station. A memorial was erected in Braamfontein Cemetery to commemorate the event, and the over … Continue reading

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I used to be a Titanic Enthusiast.

Yes it is true, I too was obsessed by the Titanic, and probably way back then it was much easier because there was more mystery and legend than anything else. Come 1985 and the Titanic is rediscovered and photographed, and … Continue reading

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Forgotten Children

One of the many aspects of gravehunting is the finding of children’s graves. It is is inevitable that children are often the most vulnerable when they are still very young, and, the earlier one goes back in our history, the … Continue reading

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Braamfontein. 15-10-2011

Braamfontein is one of those places from the days when I worked at Transnet as an appy. There were¬†Transnet offices in almost every building in JHB and Braamfontein and we used to walk between them¬†doing faults and maintenance. In those … Continue reading

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Heritage Day, Newtown. 24-09-2011.

Wow. What a day. I decided to take a tour with Past Experiences into the Newtown area. I have been wanting to go take pics up there for ages and this gave me an excuse. My unofficial targets before the … Continue reading

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