Hector Fyvie’s ‘English Team’

West Indies cricket. Wow! They would play England and thrash them at their own game. We would listen to the games, ears glued to the steam-powered radio. Representing England you had names like Hicks, Lamb, Greig and Smith who sound OK, except they were all born in South Africa. Then you had Tavare, de Freitas,Continue reading “Hector Fyvie’s ‘English Team’”

Crisis Averted

The Church of England, Vrystaat Outpost of the British Empire Division, in its small sandstone building in Harrismith – off the beaten track, not even in the shadow of the tall, imposing Kerk of the Chosen People in the square which sat smack in the middle of Warden Street, interrupting the flow of traffic, forcingContinue reading “Crisis Averted”