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Mariannhill Mission

Mariannhill Mission The farm Zeekoegat was purchased by German and Austrian Trappist Monks led by Fr. Francis Pfanner, in December 1882. A self sufficient monastery named Mariannhill was soon built of home made bricks, in the Romanesque Revival style. Above the gatehouse is the ancient...

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120 Years ago…

120 years ago on the 24th of January 1900, the oldest Badminton Club was formed, Newcastle Badminton Club, in the United Kingdom. Undoubtedly for South Africa, 1900 also saw the Battle of Spionkop take place on the 23-24 of January, just 30km south of Ladysmith. Britain...

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