Tuesday, September 16, 2008

then and now ... the baakens valley

We have received some fascinating photos of old postcards from John, an ex PE resident who now lives in UK. Here is a view of the Baakens Valley taken from Fort Frederick on Friday ...
and here is how it looked around the turn of the century....

The buildings up on the hill are all new, as the racially integrated South End was demolished by the Apartheid Government in the late 60s. If you want to read more, click on the south end label on the sidebar for other posts about this fascinating area.


  1. Not much have changed along the bottom of the valley

  2. where the white painted flats are now I think used to be our house ie Rock Street