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Sunday, 27 June 2010

How Well Do You Know Camps Bay?

Answer the questions below and then scroll to see how well you did. No cheating!!


Photo © Hillel Turok (authors) and Albert Louw of Citi Graphics (publisher)

Question 1
Where will you find Philly's plaque?

Question 2
What is the current name of Lady Smith's Pass?

Question 3
What was the original use for the building which is now Theatre on the Bay?

Question 4
Dr James Barry was a friend of Lord Charles Somerset and a frequent visitor to teh Round House. Legend has it that Dr Barry's ghost haunts the Round House. What was remarkable about the good doctor?

Question 5
Who built Victoria Road?

Question 6
In which year was Camps Bay incorporated into Cape Town?

Question 7
What was the fairy cart?

Question 8
In which year was the Rotunda built?

Question 9
One Camps Bay landmark originally had the name Stinkwater? What is the current name?

Question 10
An early Camps Bay water supply was built on Table Mountain. What is its name?


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...and check your answers:

Question 1
On the wall in front of the Library. Philly was a famous horse in Camps Bay.

Question 2
Kloof Road

Question 3
It was a power house for the trams.

Question 4
At death, HE was found to be a SHE who had lived her life masquerading as a man, despite having given birth to a child.

Question 5
Thomas Bain. He used convict labout. The road was named in honour of Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1888.

Question 6
1913

Question 7
The night soil cart.

Question 8
1904

Question 9
Blinkwater

Question 10
Woodhead Reservoir


How did you do?
10 – Camps Bay Chronicler
9 – Expert

6-8 – An Informed Resident

5 and under – There's a great book in the library that you should read!

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