Contributions and sources

This website was made possible with the (intentional and unintentional) contributions from various individuals who share a passion and commitment for this wonderful and vibrant yet unique suburb of Port Elizabeth.

The design and construction of this website was donated by Norman Visser of RedHot Design

Although there are many more people who contibuted with information we’d wish to acknowledge the contributions of the following individuals who were kind enough to share their experiences, knowledge and images of our beautiful neighbourhood.

  • Margaret Harradine:
    “Port Elizabeth: A Social Chronicle to the End of 1945”
    “Hills Covered With Cottages : Port Elizabeth’s Lost Streetscapes”
  • Max & Sue Hoppe
  • also known as Jonker Fourie
  • Lu-Gerda’s Travels
  • Mercia Westraadt of Chas Everitt Properties (
  • Benjamin Bennet
    “Destiny Comes too Soon” (1955)
  • Liana Janse Van Vuuren
  • Chris Westran
  • Gerald Henderson
  • Sarel de Wet
  • Mariska Spoormaker
  • Wendy Nunn

We’d like to invite everyone and anyone who can, to share historical facts or verifyable  information about Richmond Hill for inclusion on this site. Send your contribution to