Did you know Cloonavinden Dairy Farm? Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:09
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Topsy Eschenburg from Zwavelpoort writes:
I moved down here six months ago from Vaalwater in Limpopo to live with my kids on plot 318 Zwavelpoort. I find your stories in The Bronberger about the old days in this area very interesting.

Do you know anything about the old house and nearby graveyard in the Waterlake Estate? I am also keen to locate what used to be Cloonavinden Dairy farm on the Boschkop road. It belonged to a Dr Owen Wynne in the 1940's and 50's. It could perhaps be where Waterlake is now.

Dr Wynne must have been om the dairy farm in the sixties, when he sadly died in a car accident. I can’t remember the date. Maybe a short query in your magazine will come up with something! 

We’ve done an article, ‘Begraafplasie vertel die verhaal van Boschkop se baanbreker-Barnards’, on the old house and the graveyard at Waterlake, under ‘toeka se dae’ in December 2010. There was a follow-up article, ‘Op die spoor van die Bronberg se baanbreker Barnards’, in March 2011. Unfortunately we don’t know anything about Dr Owen Wynne or his farm. Readers with any information can phone us at 012-734-0522 or send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . – Ed.


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