Image from page 108 of “Natal province : descriptive guide and official hand-book” (1911)
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Title: Natal province : descriptive guide and official hand-book
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Tatlow, A.H South African Railways. Publicity Dept
Publisher: Durban, Natal : South African Railways Printing Works
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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h the yachtsglide gracefully as the wind fillsout then sails, it will a1 once beconceded that the town is morethan fortunate in having such alovely retreat to which the busineman, tired with the weeks toil,may retire for rest and contemplation. Completing our drive or walkround the oval we leave by the main gate, passing along Park Street which leads to the Berea end of West Street.On reaching this point we see immediatelyopposite the commodious Theatre Royal,with its long balcony promenade, whilesome little distance to the right a glimpsecan be obtained of the old cemetery—thenew burial ground being at Stella Wood,situated at the extreme end of UmbiloRoad. Further on is the brightest andbusiest portion of West Street, and awalk down gives an excellent idea ofthe stability of the town, as reflected byits handsome well-stocked shops. Its Slipway, Durban Bay ,- ? • ? , , , ,, cosmopolitanism is evidenced by the manyrepresentatives of different nationalities parading its streets.
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At this point it is desirable to take a Marriott Road tram car to climbthe Berea, in order to complete the circular journey and return to the PostOffice. Immediately after leaving the Theatre Royal, the railway line is crossedby a bridge at Berea Road Station. On the left is seen the ornate red-brickgovernment school, and the junction ofthe Umbilo Road is passed. Tramearjourneys may be made along the Umbilo Road as far as Congella and Umbilo, and ^^j^^*^*! M^ these are very popular resorts ; manypicnic parties leave the car at theCongella stage and proceed to thebeach, which is about ten minuteswalk. From the Umbilo the Berea risesabruptly, and on either hand are Theatre Royai, Durban
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