'Meccano' was the brainchild of Frank Hornby (1863-1936) who developed and patented in 1901, a metal model construction kit for boys called “Mechanics Made Easy”, which was the precursor of “Meccano”.
Experience the past coming alive. Victorian pub crawl, digger’s ball and can-can girls, ghosts tour and gold panning. Make use of the special rate offered by the Royal Hotel of R1000 for 2 nights for two persons sharing including breakfast. Contact Lella Smyth, Manager, The Royal Hotel at 013 768 1100. Contact Jan Minnaar at 083 279 5579. See you there. Hosted by Mpumalanga Heritage.
Review of Tea at Ansteys, photographs by Mark Lewis and words by Tanya Zack, Fourthwall Books, 2015, illustrated 35 pages. Price R 200, First Edition 150 copies. Tea At Ansteys is number 6 in a series of 10 small book or rather booklets, Wake Up, This is Joburg, published by Fourthwall Books, 2015. With a first edition of only 150 it is an almost instantly collectable item of Johannesburg Africana.