My great grandfather from Freiburg on the Rhine in Germany, August Urban, a tanner by trade, arrived here as a young man in the 1870's . He had nine children with his wife Rosa, a German Swiss from Basel, who after he died in 1905 moved to Jo'burg with seven of her children and started a dress making shop in Joubertpark. My grandfather John Urban moved to George where together with his sons they started a shoe factory where the post office stands today. My mother was born in George in 1914 and died there in 2000. She was also one of 9 children so we have many cousins we don't know. Super pic.
The sea was calm that day.
Herolds Bay is where I spent most of my childhood holidays. Plenty of fish in those days. Hardly any left now.
You need a bit of imagination to see the Knysna Heads from Buffelsbaai. Lovely long beach. Sixty years ago, before there were any houses my grandfather, John Urban, my dad Fred Stone and I did a lot of fishing there. Plenty of galjoen and kob were caught in those days. Must go back for a holiday now that it's so civilized.
My great grandfather August Urban joined Searle's Tannery in Great Brak in the 1870's as a tanner from Germany. He met my great grandmother Rosa Frei from Basel Switzerland and they had 9 children before he died and she moved to Joburg in 1910 where she opened a small dress making business in Joubert Park. I have many cousins as a result and we all shop at Spar.
Food out of this world with prices to match.
Stunning scene, wish I was there now!
If crowds and expensive is your scene, look no further. Give me the Wild Coast or the West Coast.
Those were the days my friend, pity they had to end.
The road to ruin for many a Gautenger.