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OTD: Commemorating HMSAS Parktown

HMSAS Parktown was originally built for The Southern Whaling and Sealing Company of London by Smiths Dock Company of Middlesbrough. She was laid down and launched in 1929 under the name Southern Sky.  In 1936, she was  bought by the … Continue reading

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Public Art: Pieter Roos Park

The opportunity to go around Pieter Roos Park in Parktown, was one I had to take. I had ulterior motives because in June 1992, a memorial to HMSAS Parktown, was unveiled in the park. Unfortunately, even though I lived close by in … Continue reading

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