Brick work chimney

Talk about a structure standing out like a sore thumb.  In this case looks more than one of the other fingers though.  The Despatch brick works chimney was built in 1882 and was once part of a flourishing brick works. Bricks were “dispatched” or rather “despatched” from here along a railway siding (later known as “Hitler’s Halt”) to Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth. Many of the older buildings in PE and Uitenhage were built with these bricks. Guess where the town’s name comes from.

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  1. Gemma Wiseman

    The chimney is so tall and looks so strange standing alone in this landscape!