An interesting question from resident David Haynes:
Does anybody know what the history is of the tall concrete pipe that stands near the Liesbeeck River near the corner of Liesbeeck Parkway and Durban Road? Does it still serve any useful purpose? I find it an eyesore and would really like it if it could be demolished. It is an ugly scar. After so much money was spent beautifying the pathway next to the river, it seems silly to have left the tower there.
I have heard two stories: 1. That it’s an old surge tower to prevent flooding of the river; and 2. It’s an old grain silo from the days when our neighbourhood was all farmland. If the latter is true, it’s probably a heritage piece we should all know more about! Can anybody help?