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EVENTS

 

MEMBERS’ TOURS

THIRD QUARTER PROGRAMME

JULY TO SEPTEMBER, 2017

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

WALKING TOUR - ‘THE VALLEY ROAD IN SPRING’

SATURDAY, 2nd SEPTEMBER

Is there a more beautiful place in Johannesburg than Parktown’s The Valley Road in Spring? Originally called Prospect Terrace, it once looked over the plantation of Sachsenwald to the Magaliesberg beyond. That view may have changed, and the burgeoning skylines of Sandton and Rosebank may today be its most prominent feature, but its architectural gems and gardens (many laid out by Herbert Baker in the tradition of Gertrude Jekyll) remain intact.

Our leisurely walk starts near the intersection of Jan Smuts Avenue, and encompasses Moot House (perhaps one of Parktown’s most significant homes as this was where Milner’s Kindergarten planned the Union of South Africa), Terrace Lodge and Valley Home.

GUIDES : Monique Jefferson McDonald and Nicola Noble
PARK : On The Valley Road – meet your guides close to Jan Smuts
TIME : 14h00
DURATION : 3 hours
COST : R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members
MAX No : 50

 

WALKING TOUR - ‘BRIXTON’

SATURDAY, 9th SEPTEMBER

In the 1890s Brixton and neighbouring Auckland Park, were home to infamous “slaughter houses” which were “without exception dirty and in bad condition and… a perfect disgrace”. So it must have been a relief when, in 1902, the suburb was surveyed for residential development.  Its proximity to both the City and the mines ensured that stands were soon sold and built on, and it developed into a bustling, working class neighbourhood. So it comes as no surprise then that residents were involved in the 1922 strike - in a dramatic episode strikers were driven off the Brixton ridge where their positions were bombarded by artillery and by attacks from the air.

In the 1980s it would be among the first suburbs in the City to throw off apartheid segregation, and today it stands on the cusp on another dramatic change, and is likely to see densification and transformation of its fabric as part of the Corridors of Freedom initiative.

Join us on an exploration of Brixton past and present, its architecture and personalities.

Our tour takes place on one of Brixton’s wonderful community days, and tea and cake will be available for purchase.

GUIDES : David Gurney and John-John de Castro
PARK : On the street, at the corner of Putney and Wimbledon
TIME : 14h00
DURATION : 3 hours
COST : R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members
MAX No : 50

 

HOUSE TOUR - ‘LIFESTYLES OF VICTORIAN JOBURG’S RICH AND FAMOUS’

SATURDAY, 23rd SEPTEMBER

This is a tale of rags to riches, of hard work and not a little luck, and the comforts that were enjoyed by the privileged few in the ramshackle colonial outpost of Johannesburg. Thomas Cullinan arrived in the City in 1887 a humble bricklayer, but by 1896 he was able to build The View, a fabulous statement of wealth on the Parktown ridge.

The richness of detail and ornamentation quite takes the breath away, and the impact of the interiors is heightened by the regalia and history of the Transvaal Scottish, which is proudly on display.

We will explore the house and be enthralled by the story of the Cullinans and the history of the Transvaal Scottish, and we will also learn of domestic life in Victorian and Edwardian Johannesburg. But the highlight for many will be tea and scones served in grand surroundings!

0.2 Category 1 credit to be awarded to each SACAP registered professional.

GUIDES : Dr Alexandra Parker and Colin Berger
PARK : The View, 23 Ridge Road, Parktown
TIME : 14h00
DURATION : 2 hours
COST : R130.00 for members and R190.00 for non-members – which includes tea and scones
MAX No : 40

 

 

HERITAGE WEEKEND
30 SEPTEMBER & 1 OCTOBER

 

Attached find the Heritage Weekend Programme for 30 September & 1 October 2017.

Click here to open JHF Heritage Weekend Brochure.

 

PLEASE NOTE!

Seats for all tours are limited, book and pay now to avoid disappointment.

 

 

 

 

 

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