Kensington – A Walk Through Living History – October 16, 2016


Another glorious day in Johannesburg: neither cold nor too hot – ideal for walking. Nice people to walk with and great sites. Thanks to Paul Vermeulen and the Kensington Club for allowing us the use of the car-park and other facilities. Thank you to Isabella Pingle (one of the founding members of the Kensington Heritage Association) for co-hosting and to Nomusa Makhathini for the fantastic photos.

The Kensington Bowling Club

The oldest bowling club in Johannesburg. The Kensington Bowling Club was established in 1914.

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Dix House – Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Built in 1904 – 1906 by C.W. Dix.

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Langerman Kop and Gunnion Pass

Named after journalist and Kensinton resident Dugald Gunnion.

Scenic views of the Johannesburg CBD.

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Scott House

The first concrete home in South Africa built by Robert William Scott 1916 – 1926.

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Scottish Horse Memorial

The Scottish Horse Memorial on Caledonia Hill was erected in memory of the officers and men who died during the South African Anglo-Boer War in 1901-1902.

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Jeppe High School for Boys

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built in 1909. Named after Julius Jeppe.

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World War I Memorial

Unveiled by P.M. Jan Smuts.

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Join us on the Kensington Walk on the 3rd Sunday every month – bring a friend!

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