The Annual Kensington Jacaranda Walk event departed from the 115 year old Kensington Sports Club, into the hilly suburb and streets lined with Jacaranda and Oak trees planted some 120 years ago by William Nelson, plant nursery owner. There are over 100kms of trees planted in Kensington. Max Langerman, a Johannesburg Town Councillor established Kensington in 1897, and many historical architectural structures and landmarks form the heritage of this stately suburb.
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The Kensington Bowling Club
The Kensington Bowling Club is the oldest bowling club in Johannesburg. It was established in 1914.
Roberts Ave Mansions (Egoli Flats)
Built in 1932 utilising skilled bricklaying and masonry work.
Langerman Kop and Gunnion Pass
Jeppe Boys High School
Named after Julius Jeppe. Designed by renowned British Architect Sir Herbert Baked and built in 1909. Prime Minister Jan Smuts unveiled the First World War Monument at the school in 1926.
Scottish Horse Memorial
The Scottish Horse Memorial was erected ion memory of the officers and menwho died during the Anglo-Boer War in 1901-1902.
Highland Road and Kensington Castle
Built by Samuel Scott Wilson in 1911, a replica of the Rothesay on-Bute Castle in Scotland.
Jeppe Girls High School
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built in 1918.
Our gratitude to:
- Artemis le Roux, Jan Whitehead, Natasha Crawagen and Sylvia Vermaak
- Charlotte van Vuuren and the ‘We Love Kensington‘ Facebook Group
- Isabella Pingle, Estate Agent and Chair of Kensington Heritage
- Facebook Groups such as ‘Basically Bedfordview‘
- Jenny Kleyhas, the President of the Kensington Bowling Club and our gratitude also to the Bowling Club
- Meetup Fun Seekers
and last and most importantly to all who attended.
Did I forget the photographers? Thank you most sincerely to Dave Rademan, Dev, Lara, Marion Kate and Tony de Sousa. Amazing photos!!!