Not the mayor in VIP photo

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT - Ru­pert GF Toms

BIANCA COLE­MAN wrote an ex­cel­lent ar­ti­cle on the cable­way be­ing 80 years old, and there was an his­toric pic­ture of Their Majesties King Ge­orge VI and Queen El­iz­a­beth with Gen­eral JC Smuts and the Rev­erend AJ Lewis, who was pur­ported to be the mayor of Cape Town.

In fact, the mayor of Cape Town at that time, and dur­ing the visit of the royal fam­ily, was Coun­cil­lor Abe Bloomberg.

I be­lieve the royal party had been to St Ge­orge’s Cathe­dral ear­lier in the day, and I as­sume that the Rev­erend AJ Lewis was con­nected thereto.

It would be nice to see a cor­rected pic­ture in a fu­ture is­sue of the Cape Ar­gus. Since the youngsters of to­day get lit­tle enough his­tory, they might as well get the cor­rect his­tory.

ROYAL VISIT OF 1947: Bri­tain’s King Ge­orge VI, the Rev AJ Lewis, prime min­is­ter Jan Smuts and Queen El­iz­a­beth.

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