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Living in a listed building

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 | 0 comments

We bought Fairview in 1994 and took up the challenge to restore this historic George landmark. People often express their surprise that we...

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the make-over of Shanty 21

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 | 2 comments

When our children were still in school they formed a band and,  as you know, a band needs to practice. When you grow up in a house that is...

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Remembrance – a poem by Maria Stander-Retief

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 | 0 comments

In March 2008 we had as guest the granddaughter of one of the Stander daughters. She sent me a poem written by her grand-mother . On...

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of Studebakers and old cars …

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 | 0 comments

As the proud owner of a 1958 Volkswagen and belonging to the local Old Car Club, I am forever encouraging guests to visit the local...

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Bergsig, George

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Bergsig developed out of the farm Niepothsdale – in 1894 the property was sold to Koos Stander, mayor of George from 1926 to 1932....

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Stander House/Fairview up for auction in 1978; 2 years after Mr Swallows bought the historic home from the estate of Blanche and Ethel Stander

Posted on Jul 21, 2010 | 0 comments

Blanche in the light coloured dress with her sister Ethel Stander. In The Oudshoorn Courant and Het Suid-Western on Wednesday September...

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