Fourth per­son in his­toric pic­ture iden­ti­fied

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT - Derik Furter (Hus­band of one of Sir Al­fred’s grandaugh­ters)

BIANCA Cole­man in her ar­ti­cle on the 80th an­niver­sary of the cable­way, and Ru­pert GF Toms, whose let­ter was pub­lished last week­end, were both wrong about the fourth per­son in the pic­ture with Their Majesties and Gen­eral Smuts. It was in fact Sir Al­fred Hen­nessy who was chair­man of the Ta­ble Moun­tain Aerial Cable­way Com­pany Ltd at the time (1947).

Rev­erend AJ Lewis had per­formed the open­ing cer­e­mony of the cable­way in Oc­to­ber 1929 in his ca­pac­ity as the then mayor of Cape Town.

ROYAL VISIT OF 1947: Bri­tain’s King Ge­orge VI, Sir Al­fred Hen­nessy, prime min­is­ter Jan Smuts and Queen El­iz­a­beth.

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