Then and now:79 Lancaster 50 years on

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2021 marks 50 years of Liz’s connection to 79 Lancaster Ave. As a young couple we purchased the house in 1971 from the original owner who had built it in 1948.  We gradually altered to accommodate a growing family and then, with changed marital circumstances and children growing up,  in 1994 Liz opened the Guesthouse […]

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A visit to Sophiatown with Lucille Davie

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Lucille Davie’s Sophiatown tour I wrote briefly in my last blog about the history of SophiaTown, and its destruction in the late 1950s.  This wholesale and devastating destruction of buildings left only four standing:  Three that escaped were Christ the King Anglican Church, where Archbishop Trevor Huddleston preached, Dr Alfred Bitini Xuma’s house and St […]

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Feel the vibe at Vice in Craighall Park

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Beat the Lockdown blues by taking in some sun and fresh air and having a change of scenery. Within walking distance of Liz at Lancaster, Vice is the ideal place to “feel the vibe”.     This small quirky coffee shop is an off-shoot of adjacent popular neighbourhood restaurant: Cnr Café.  Vice specializes in excellent […]

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