Donor: Beattie Jacobs
The idea for the Tramway Road exhibition came about when a
Set against a picturesque backdrop of Lion’s Head Mountain in Seapoint, the community at Tramway Road and the adjoining Ilford Street, was one of the first to be forcibly removed from the slopes of Table Mountain under the Group Areas Act of 1950. This closely knit community was forcibly removed to barren
Like District Six, the entire
Through a collection of oral histories, family albums, archival maps, newspaper articles and objects, this exhibition attempted to recover the fragments of their disrupted lives to provide a restorative space for retrieval and reflection.
The Tramway Road exhibition ushered in the Museum’s Beyond District Six project which allowed