Barville Park 1820 settler estate, located to the west of Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, has a long tail to its history. It was one of the largest properties allocated to a settler in the region. A portion of it touched on Port Alfred itself. It included well known farms, obviously subdivided off now, however, these were all part of the original farm.
The historic stamp mills at Kloofendal are undergoing preservation oiling. The shorter one is believed to be the one bought by the Struben brothers to crush the ore from their Confidence Reef mine. It was built by Sandycroft in the UK in 1884/5 and shipped in pieces to SA by steam/sailing ship.
Newspapers are the grist to daily living, you have a subscription, buy one at the local cafe or fall for the sales patter of the newspaper man or woman on the street corner. I can't live without a newspaper. My expectation is that a good daily newspaper will report on daily happenings in politics, international affairs, business and sport. There may be some editorial analysis and a favourite columnist worth reading.