Posts by Sharon Warr

A Window to the Past

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A Window to the Past

Recently I had occasion to go through some newspapers from the 1880’s and it was an eye opener to read about day to day life from that time. Apart from the political and social aspects of the paper there were many reports of incidents concerning the local folk. There were some amusing items as in the case of the rowing team from Cape Town who were visiting East London to compete in a race. A few days later the local newspaper reporter stated that he did not doubt that the clothing worn by the Cape rowers might be all the rage in Cape Town but it was a little risqué in East London! He...

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