Once a small fishing hamlet, Woodstock began life as Papendorp in the mid-1800s, before land reclamation in the 1950s destroyed the magnificent Woodstock Beach. With the increasing English influence after the British occupation of the Cape, the name was changed to the more Anglicized New Brighton before finally becoming Woodstock. But the British influence remains strong in the road names, such as Victoria and Albert, and the rows of brick terraced and semi-detached houses that would not be out of place in an English town.
Sadly the area fell into poverty and crime became rife. However, in recent years, the area has seen a revival with new retail, office and other commercial opportunities regenerating and gentrifying the area which still retains many beautiful old buildings which are now being restored.
The artwork featured here is currently on exhibition at the South African Society of Artists' Annual Exhibition, in the Richard Crowie Hall, in Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town.
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