Durban Level

Durban Level

Durban Level.
The map shows the Durban Level on top of the mountain in 1880 with the tramlines leading from the level and down over the mountain to Browns Corner Six Bells.



Notes of Interest –  As to why this coal level was named Durban Level is a bit of a mystery, though in the late 1830’s and early 1840’s and later the Boers clashed with the British over control of the port town of Durban, South Africa. The British were victorious and in 1854 Durban became a borough town. The proprietors of the Durban Level could have developed the level at this time and may well have named the level in remembrance of the conflicts and this occasion.

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