One of the things that Despatch is well known for is the amount of top sports personalities that have originated from the town. Despatch is synonymous with names such as Danie Gerber, Adri Geldenhuys, Rudi Koertzen and Charl Matthys to name only a few. Its for this reason that a big part of the Despatch Museum has been dedicated to the top sport men from the town and numerous sporting memorabilia has pride of places on its wall. Amongst them six rugby Springbok blazers. The museum also boasts a mini model of the Algoasaurus, which was discovered in Despatch in 1903. The original dinosaur bones and a full size model is currently on display at Bayworld. Alongside it are also examples of the original bricks produced in the town and transported to Port Elizabeth in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s for use in construction.
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- Post published:November 15, 2010
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