Durban - Racing was much more informal at Greyville early in the century, according to the Durban Turf Club’s centenary book, Riding the Wind.
This picture was taken of the section of track just to the north of the finishing line in the early 1900s.
This week’s photograph, taken by Leon Lestrade at the Vodacom Durban July Gallops, shows the changes over the last century with buildings beside the track, which today block some of the view across Mitchell Crescent, except for the tower feature of a house called Trifecta, which now accommodates students.
The Independent on Saturday appeals to readers who have old pictures of Durban and other parts of the province to send them to us for consideration.
If any readers are featured in the old picture, we will do our best to recreate the scene with them in it again.
Readers sending pictures digitally – images should be about 1MB – can address them, with the relevant information, to [email protected]
If the pictures are in hard copy format, they can be posted to The Editor, Old Pictures, The Independent on Saturday, PO Box 47549, Greyville, 4023.