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Tohira Kerrike (also spelt Kherekar) has been selling flowers at Silwood Centre in #Rondebosch for the past 45 years. She talks about her childhood in "Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era," a book by @CTchildhood. (1/14)
Her family owned a small farm in #Constantia at the top of Ladies Mile Road. On the farm, they grew vegetables and #flowers. Her mother sold the flowers that were grown on the farm. Tohira started helping her mother with the selling of flowers. (2/14)
#CapeTown has a long history of flower selling. @meboehi writes in “The flower sellers of Cape Town – a history”, that the cut flower trade began as an activity of #slaves in early colonial Cape Town and that flower selling began in the mid-1880s. (3/14)
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