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EVENTS

 

MEMBERS’ TOURS

THIRD QUARTER PROGRAMME

JULY TO SEPTEMBER, 2018

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

WALKING TOUR -‘A SACRED PLACE – THE YEOVILLE RIDGE’

SUNDAY, 2nd SEPTEMBER

The Yeoville Ridge rises above the remains of fashionable Doornfontein, its last few mansions clinging to the koppie, and has commanding views over the City. In any other City this unique sense of place would be celebrated, but in Joburg even the worshippers who braved the neglect and piles and rubbish are no longer welcome.

The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation recently commissioned a heritage study into the Ridge, and will be campaigning to have its heritage value recognised. Join Kathy Munro as she explores the Ridge, the area’s grand apartment blocks Westminster Mansions, Helvetia Court, Diamond Court, and its unique water towers. She is joined by Richard Holden, a local resident who refused to be bowed by the City’s neglect and has almost single-handedly cleaned up mountains of rubbish on historic Stewart Pass, and Gabrielle Ozynski, an artist and neighbourhood activist.

GUIDES : Prof. Katherine Munro, Richard Holden and Gabrielle Ozynski
PARK : Outside Westminster Mansions on Highlands Street, Highlands. We will have a car guard, but if you’d prefer not to park here. Please carpool or Uber.
TIME : 14h00
DURATION : 2.5 hours
COST : R90 for members and R150 for non-members
MAX No :60

MEMBER’S ONLY TOUR - ‘HIDDEN ST ANDREW’S’

SATURDAY, 8th SEPTEMBER

Originally founded in 1902, St Andrew’s School for Girls moved to the estate of Sir George Farrar, Bedford Farm and its homestead, Bedford Court, in 1921. Farrar was a giant of his day - a mining magnate, a prominent politician, and Chairman of the Chamber of Mines – and his home, designed by Herbert Baker in the Cape Dutch revival style, suitably grand.
Members will be fortunate to not only visit this magnificent building, but also grounds and hill behind to see the Farrar grave and memorials. Please wear sensible shoes! We shall also be seeing new photos from the St Andrew’s Archives.

Tea will be provided.

GUIDES : Bev Smith and Janet Hughes
PARK :
St Andrew’s School for Girls, St Andrew’s Avenue, Senderwood
TIME : 14h00
DURATION : 3 hours
COST : R100
MAX No : 20 – we regret no children allowed

 

HERITAGE WEEKEND
15 AND 16 SEPTEMBER

 

WALKING TOUR - ‘JOHANNESBURG COUNTRY CLUB’

SATURDAY, 29th SEPTEMBER

The relatively little known but idyllic corner of Johannesburg is at its very best in Spring. Spend an afternoon enjoying the superb gardens, and exploring the history of the Club so closely tied to that of Johannesburg. We will visit the Secretary’s Residence and its lovely garden; we will view the original squash court with its antique, but very effective air-conditioning system and pay our respects at the Garden of Remembrance. The old stable where Members’ horses were attended to and where the polo ponies and hunters were stabled will be seen, and we will hear about the original spruit (still running) and the lake that developed out of the farm dam where the beaus of Johannesburg punted with their young ladies. The afternoon will end with tea and scones on the terrace.

GUIDES : William Gaul
PARK :
The Country Club, 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park
MEET :
TIME : 14h00
DURATION : Approximately 2 hours
COST : R120 for members and R180 for non-members, which includes tea and scones
MAX No :40

 

 

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