Did you know that the Port Elizabeth Lawn Tennis Club in St Georges Park was founded on 1 September 1879, making it the oldest active tennis club in South Africa? The club hosted the first South African Lawn Tennis Championship in 1891 and today the club is still situated on its original site.
In the early days of Port Elizabeth the St Mary's Cemetery was used, first by the military based at Fort Frederick, and later for civilians with the cemetery being under the control of St Mary's Church. As the town grew more burial areas were required by the various Christian denominations and in the 1830's and … Continue reading The Scottish Cemetery at St George’s Park
The centre piece fountain of the Pearson Conservatory in St George's Park was made by Andrew Handyside at the Duke Street Foundry "Britannia Iron Works" in Derby in the UK around the same year the Conservatory was built in 1882.
I took a walk through St George's Park a week or so ago and along the way I wondered how many people actually know how old St George's Park is.St George's Park was laid out and opened on 6 August 1861 to commemorate the visit of Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, to Port … Continue reading How old is St George’s Park?
I just can't get enough of the lines in the Pearson Conservatory in St George's Park. Great for photography.
A weekend or two ago we went for a photo shoot in St Georges Park. No, I don't mean I went to take photos in St Georges. In February the Damselfly gave me a voucher for a couples shoot with Champayne Creations for Valentines Day and we were in St Georges to have our photos taken. … Continue reading Garden stroll
The first One Day International of the cricket series between South Africa and Sri Lanka took place here in Port Elizabeth today and I was there. It's been a while since I've been to an international cricket game and it was really a treat being able to go and enjoy it with Drama Princess. Other … Continue reading Cricket at St George’s
With the first ODI in the series between the Proteas and Sri Lanka taking place in Port Elizabeth this Saturday I thought it appropriate to post a photo featuring the hallowed green grass of St George's with the Duckpond Pavilion in the background. Hope the boys make the home crowd proud.
There are a number of giant Wild Fig Trees in and around St George's Park, all well over 100 years old. The one in the centre of the park next to the Pearson Conservatory must be one of my favorite trees around Port Elizabeth. I always marvel at it's size and love walking over the … Continue reading St George’s Wild Fig Trees
The Pearson Conservatory was originally built in 1882 and restored to its former glory between 2009 and 2011. The centre piece of the Pearson Conservatory is an ornamental fountain made by Andrew Handyside at the Duke Street Foundry "Britannia Iron Works" in Derby in the UK around the same year the Conservatory was built (1882). … Continue reading Then and Now: Pearson Conservatory Fountain