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TODAY IN KIMBERLEY’S HISTORY 13 MARCH

13 March 1882, A miner killed in a fall of ground at Dutoitspan Mine.
13 March 1902, Presentation to Archdeacon Holbech on his departure for Bloemfontein.

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Reverend William Holbech

(Pictured is the Reverend William Holbech and the St Cyprian’s Church Kimberley. Photographs from National Portrait Gallery England and Dr David Morris).

DID YOU KNOW

The Rt Rev William Arthur Holbech (14 December 1850 – 7 March 1930) was born on 14 December 1850 in England and educated at Eton and Brasenose College, Oxford, being ordained in 1874. Following a curacy at St Mark’s, Lakenham in England, he emigrated to South Africa where he was a Mission Priest before promotion to be Archdeacon of Kimberley and Rector of St Cyprian’s Church (where he served through the Siege of Kimberley). The inaugural evensong at St Augustine’s Church in West End was sung on 2 February 1877 with Rev William Holbech as the preacher.

Holbech then became the Dean of Bloemfontein from March 1902. In 1905 he became Bishop of St Helena, a post he held until his death on 7 March 1930.

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