Grahamstown 1820-2020: A Heritage Photobook

The book costs R175 and has 43 colour pictures and three maps in a softcover landscape format at A5 size (14.8 x 21 cms). You can order a copy by going to the shop. Postage and packaging for courier delivery throughout South Africa is an additional R150. Delivery in Grahamstown is free! Please contact me (roddyfox@mac.com) for a cost estimate if you want a copy sent to other countries. The page layouts can be browsed by clicking this link: Grahamstown 1820-2020: A Heritage Photobook.

The pictures were taken during 2018 and 2019 to commemorate the bicentenary of the 1820 Settlers. They’re a personal selection of Grahamstown’s Heritage Sites and prominent landmarks. There are 70 gazetted Heritage Sites in the city (recently renamed Makhanda). Most front on to the ten streets and two forts of the town shown in Piers sketch of Grahamstown in 1838. Fort England lies on the top left of the sketch and Fort Selwyn is on the right hand margin. The centre of the town was the triangular shaped Church Square (Kowie Street on the map).  

Piers' 1838 Sketch of Grahamstown
Piers’ 1838 Sketch of Grahamstown

I’ve photographed the landmarks and street scenes using different styles. Scroll through the sequence below and you’ll see that some are taken by moonlight, some are in a sepia style and others highlight the character of the town as it is today. You can see a selection of 17 of the antique styled images on the Sepia Prints of Grahamstown’s Heritage Sites page. They are also available for purchase in the shop. If there’s a picture in the book that you would like a print of just contact me (roddyfox@mac.com).