Alberton History

Newmarket then and now

How have times changed, as the new Mall at Newmarket started a shopping experience where horses are the main attraction.

The coat of arms

In mid 1988, the council approved a new design submitted by the State Herald. For many this new design lost the human touch but if read carefully, they are still there.

Die rugby Lombards

Die straat praat se Maart 1968 uitgawe dra die Lombards se storie wat in 1907 van Germiston na Alberton per ossewa gekom het.

History of sport 1904 – 1959

The historical sport highlights in Alberton’s history were inter-linked with the history of the time and ran like a golden thread through it

Trip down memory lane

Some sport people in Alberton who were never interested in cycling at the time, were since that day hooked to cycle races on television and can’t wait to watch the Tour de France every year in June-July

Interesting to know …

Although there was no bottle store, their had been both beer and wine available in the town in a classroom which doubled as a billiard room and beer hall when school was out.

Alberton onthou eerste rugby-Springbok

Sy rugby-nalatenskap aan Alberton leef steeds voort, met talle van sy familie en vriende wat steeds in Alberton woon, asook in die annale van Albertonrugby

Rapid growth since the fifties

Tar roads where proposed in both old and new suburbs and 63 industries where established – prosperity was steadily growing.

Alberton – 110 years of magic

ALBERTON – In 2004 Alberton celebrated 100 years. Back then the town hosted a Centenary Festival and this is the message from the Alberton Centenary Committee Chairperson, Councillor Neil Diamond: “Om ‘n dorp se honderdjarige bestaan te vier, is ‘n gebeurtenis wat een keer in ‘n leeftyd gebeur en ek was geëerd dat dit in…

An ever growing town

The land was close to Johannesburg and Germiston, and with the markets of the two adjacent towns within a matter of hours away farmers could easily make a living.