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Author: Godfrey

22 Dec

On Tuesday 20 December 2022 the Overstrand remembered Sir Robert Stanford on the 145th anniversary of his death.

Born in 1806 in Ballinastanford Ireland, serving in the British army and choosing to settle on the farm Kleine Riviers Vallei where Stanford is today. As a heritage village Stanford offers quiet charm, a flourishing farming community with many artists keeping the town vibrant. Thank you to Jarleth Sweeney for visiting all the way from Ireland and reminding us of the rich history of Stanford. ...

9 Dec

Stanford connections

A business trip to South Africa provided Irish automotive publisher and group editor Jarlath Sweeney the opportunity to visit Stanford and trace the steps of Sir Robert Stanford. Jarlath’s interest in the heritage village of Stanford stems from the fact that he lives in Claremorris close to Ballinastanford, in the heart of County Mayo where Sir Robert Stanford was born in 1806. This was Jarlath’s third visit to South Africa but first to the Overberg. From first impression he noted the similarity between the landscape surrounding Stanford and the mountains...