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From: "Becky Horne" <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Newspaper cuttings from the Eastern Cape - ARTER
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 15:55:05 +0200

Hi Folks

Please join me in welcoming Jenny Harris to the List. Hope you going to
be very happy with us. Here is a snippet of news from an Eastern Cape
Newspaper, which I hope makes you feel right at home.

Herald, 22 December 2006
100 Years Ago by Ivor Markman
A selection of interesting century-old snippets from The Herald of
News from week ending December 22, 1906.

About 26 miles from Port Elizabeth, on the Cape Road, is the Witteklip
mountain, and situated on the slopes at the eastern end is Arter's
Mountain Hotel, known locally as "Fitches". Since Mr. ARTER has taken
over the place great improvements have been made. Nearly all the rooms
have been enlarged and done up, and the whole place has been practically

The hotel lies at a convenient distance from Witteklip station on the
Avontuur railway line, and all trains are met by cart.
Mr. ARTER has many attractions to offer to visitors. The Witteklip
mountain is worth climbing, if only to obtain the magnificent view from
its summit, from where the surrounding country for over 20 miles can be
seen, while there are ferns, heath, and wild flowers in abundance in the
kloofs, and all valleys.

The Van Staaden's Pass, gorge, and railway bridge are within easy drive
and a day's outing, to the mouth of the Van Staaden's River, Waterworks,
Bulk River and the Maitland Tin Mines can easily be arranged. There are
donkeys for the children to ride and a donkey cart for them to drive.

The slopes and kloofs on the mountain afford many ideal spots for picnic
parties, and by arrangement with Mr. ARTER, a donkey wagon will meet
trains to take parties to desirable places. Mr. ARTER is also prepared
to supply tents, wood, water, and boys to assist them.

Mr. ARTER has also a very large poultry farm and owns some very fine
thoroughbred birds.

Best wishes

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