Monday, 15 March 2010

Beira Harbour Customs House Pier (early 1900's).

Nick Baalbergen Writes:-

Attached is the image of another early card of the Beira Harbour Customs House Pier (early 1900's). Like the other cards, this was obtained at an auction about 15 years ago.

This would have been how my maternal grandfather would have remembered Beira - he was a career Navy man with the Royal Netherlands Navy. Several of the ships on which he served as a young Naval Cadet, visited the Port of Beira in the early 1900's.

When my parents and their young family started taking holidays in Beira in the late 50's, my grandfather was horrified - Why would they even consider taking a holiday in BEIRA!!!. Apparently in his day, Beira wasn't exactly a holiday destination!

Thanks to Nick for sharing his memories with us.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Estoril Beach

Photos of The Estoril Beach which are believed to be from the 1960 to mid 1970's.

Note the "Wreck"

Thanks to Bob Manser for sharing his memories with us all


Friday, 12 March 2010

Beira Tramway System

Nick Baalbergen Writes:-

Attached is one photo and one card of Beira circa 1912, both featuring the 'tramway' system. This was similar to the tramway introduced in 1899 from the Umtali station up Main Street.

Thanks to Nick for sharing his memories with us.

Savoy Hotel

Bob Manser Writes:-

The Savoy hotel burnt down I think in the mid 1950's

Text on the card reads:-
Dois aspectos do "Savoy Hotel" da Beira.
Two views of the "Savoy Hotel" in Beira.
Deux aspccts du .Savoy Hotel* de Bcira.

The hotel was situated in Beira, Mozambique

Dona Ana Bridge

Bob Manser Writes:-

The Dona Ana Bridge is at Vila de Sena and is 3.7 kms long across the Zambesi. Built in 1934, it has recently been refurbished and will be used to rail coal from the new coal fields in Tete ( supposedly biggest deposits in the world) See Wikipedia.

Recommended reading.


Bob Manser wrote on March 10, 2010:-

There are still many old buildings like this that must be nearly 100 years old still in the main square of Beira.


Tom and Jane Chalmers Beira Memories

Photos made available by Tom and Jane Chalmers from their visit to Beira in the 1960's