Internationally acclaimed steam authority, John Middleton visited us at Sandstone recently.

He took some wonderful images of the steamed locomotives.
Edwardian Event - Sandstone Estates - Saturday, 21st April 2007

Dear Wilf,

I just want to thank you for the truly wonderful weekend at Sandstone. You said that this would be the last one but I hope that may be you can be persuaded otherwise. Standing under the trees at Grootdraai as the Lawley sizzled in the background and the sun set over the Maluti Mountains and we sipped Champagne was the perfect tonic for making the troubles of the world evaporate for a few hours. As said during the speechs, an atmosphere to be bottled, if only that were possible, may the photo below sums up a little of that wonderful atmosphere.

Many thanks to all the crews who got up early to make it happen.


Kind Regards
John