In a recent post Arkenaton of A Tale Unfolds featured the above picture taken in the suburb of Yeoville in Johannesburg. In response to a comment of mine he wrote:
Yeoville, like so many suburbs in Jo’burg is not what it once was … as you can imagine.
My own response to that was:
I have good reason to know: my maternal grandfather, a Rand Pioneer, had his double-storey home (or mansion, rather), ‘Fairlight’, in Yeoville in the good old days. Wish I could trace a picture of it I know I have seen lately.
I duly traced it, and here it is. The house was demolished in order to build a block of flats. Yes, I’d say Yeoville has suffered a decline . . .