HQ Company 8th East Lancashire Regiment at Whizz-Bang Corner,
Friday, July 1, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
|Captain William Bell with his telescope.|
Note the absence of epaulettes on his coat in this photo.
Probably taken ca 1860.
|Bell's Dolland telescope showing maker's mark and 'Day or Night' engraved on the side.|
(photograph by Caz Collins, a Bell descendant)
Friday, June 24, 2016
Bluff Lighthouse, Durban.
Bell Group outside lighthousekeepers' cottage, Bluff.
More about this early photograph, the people in it and the date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
|Port Office, the Point Beach, Durban ca 1870|
It doesn't look a hive of activity but the Port Office was central to all Harbour activities, reports being kept of all vessels entering or departing, or using the slipway; masters of ships came to see the Port Captain here, etc. (Captain William Bell died in 1869.)
Natal Almanac 1897
Monday, June 20, 2016
Durban Maritime Museum
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The latest in Andrew Van Rensburg's brilliant series of posts on the convoluted mystery of SS Waratah's disappearance in July 1909.
Cape Hermes Lighthouse