Port Elizabeth of Yore: From Sundridge to the Sharley Cribb

From the outset, Park Drive was envisaged as having large erven so as to accommodate “villa sites”.  Many of the initial homes could be classified as mansions owned by the haute monde but the succeeding generations could either no longer afford such luxurious accommodation or they cashed in their inheritance.

In the manner, the original inhabitants of Sundridge strode the same path: from manor house to nursing home.

Main picture: The original Sundridge mansion at 58 Park Drive

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