Tag Archives: Port Elizabeth

Tugs of my past (1) 1970’s builds

I have always liked tugboats, and South Africa had some amazing steam powered vessels that are still admired by tug buffs long after they have passed on. In this series I am going to finally make a bit more sense … Continue reading

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James Craig VC.

The grave of Colour Sergeant James Craig VC. may be found in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Valley Road, South End, Port Elizabeth. Google Earth co-ordinates for the grave are: 33° 57.936’S; 25° 37.561’E. Special thanks to Ronnie Lovemore for his perseverance … Continue reading

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James Langley Dalton VC.

James Langley Dalton (1833 – 07/01/1887) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift on the night of the 22nd January 1879 The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 18 November 1879, Issue: 24784, Page: 6494, reads:  “Commissariat and Transport … Continue reading

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The Late Great Apple Express

These images of the late great Apple Express were taken by Ronnie Lovemore in July 2011 at the Humewood Diesel Depot in Port Elizabeth. Sadly this once busy narrow gauge line has become a memory and soon there may be … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Obelisk: Port Elizabeth

This Obelisk has had somewhat of a chequered history and seems to have lost its reason for existing. Currently sited at Bayworld in PE (2011), it has a plaque on it that reads: “Purchased by John Paterson at The London … Continue reading

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The Uitenhage War Memorial.

These photographs of the Uitenhage War Memorial are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. Interesting enough it has plaques from both World Wars, as well as the Korean War and the Border War, There is also a plaque commemorating the sacrifice of … Continue reading

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Walmer War Memorial in Walmer, Port Elizabeth

These photographs were kindly taken by Ronnie Lovemore in June 2011, and are used with his permission. This memorial to the men and women of  Walmer who died during the two World Wars may be found at Google Earth Co-ordinates    … Continue reading

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The Uitenhage Anglo Boer War Memorial

These photographs of the Uitenhage Boer War Memorial are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. In early April 2015, the statute was vandalised by a group of uneducated thugs from the “EFF” who tried to set fire to it. The statue was … Continue reading

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Prince Alfred’s Guard Memorial and Drill Hall: Port Elizabeth

The Prince Alfred’s Guard Memorial was manufactured by Saracen foundry of Walter MacFarlane of Glasgow in Scotland, It was designed and erected by Boyd and Son of Paisley, Scotland, It commemorates the men from the Regiment that lost their lives … Continue reading

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Port Elizabeth Cenotaph

These photographs of the Port Elizabeth Cenotaph were kindly taken by Ronnie Lovemore in June 2011, and are used with his permission. It was sculptured by James Gardener in 1929 to commemorate the men who died in the First World … Continue reading

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