In 1901 Andries Brink sold a portion of his farm Kruispad to George Henry Walton, a Scottish immigrant, who named his purchase Brackenfell in honour of his homeland. In 1903 Walton sold the property to the Brackenfell Estate Granite and Brick Company who developed it as a granite quarry. On 15 March 1904 a railway siding was built at Brackenfell to service the Company's transport needs.
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