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Kensington Heritage Walk

Kensington Walk – A Walk Through Living History

Kensington Walk – A Walk Through Living History

This event is FREE. Everyone’s welcome. Bring a friend. 

Rich in reminders of past architectural and cultural achievements. Take a stimulating walk amongst past grandeur in this leafy suburb and immerse yourself in a 100 year old historical, cosmopolitan community.

We meet at 8.30 in the car-park at the Kensington Bowling Club. Our walk includes the following heritage sites:

The Kensington Bowling Club – the old bowling club in Johannesburg, established in 1914

The Kensington Heritage Walk - The Kensington Bowling Club
The Kensington Heritage Walk – The Kensington Bowling Club

Scott House – the first concrete house in South Africa built by Robert William Scott 1916-1926.

Langerman Kop & Gunnion Pass –  Architect Langerman had a major influence in the design of early Johannesburg.

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Langerman Kop
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Langerman Kop

World War I Memorial – P.M. Jan Smuts unveiled the Monument at Jeppe High School

The Kensington Heritage Walk - War 1 Memorial
The Kensington Heritage Walk – War 1 Memorial

Jeppe High School  for Boys – Designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The school was built in 1909 and named after Sir Julius Jeppe.

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Jeppe High School for Boys
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Jeppe High School for Boys

Scottish Horse Memorial – erected in memory of the officers and men who died during the South African Anglo Boer War in 1901-1902.

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Scottish Horse Memorial
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Scottish Horse Memorial

Dykeneuk Stone House – Designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1904

Dykeneuk (Stone House), Kensington
Dykeneuk (Stone House), Kensington

Jeppe High School for Girls – established in 1918.

Kensington Walk-Jeppe High School for Girls
Kensington Walk-Jeppe High School for Girls

7Km Walk:

As per the 4K walk above. From Dykeneuk we walk to:

Kensington Castle – built by Samuel Scott Wilson in 1911; a replica of the Rothesay-on-Bute Castle in Scotland.

Rhodes Park – Named after Cecil John Rhodes.

Kensington Walk-Rhodes Park
Kensington Walk-Rhodes Park

Return to the Kensinton Blowling Club. Join us for a couple of drinks and social in the bar and join us for a game of Fun Bowls:

Kensington Walk

Kensington Walk-Fun Bowls-Ilana
Kensington Walk-Fun Bowls

Bring a camera.

We would like to thank the following Organizations for contributing to the Success of these Walks: Heritage Portal, ILKA, (I Love Kensington Association), Kensington Bowling Club, Kensington Heritage  (Isabella Pingle and Elaine Rose Thorne), Liquid Bullet, No Crime (murphy@nocrime.co.za) and WordPress Training Johannesburg.

2 thoughts on “Kensington Walk – A Walk Through Living History”

  1. Hi everyone our next ‘Kensington Walk – A Walk Through Living Histoy’ takes place Sunday, 19th October. We meet at 8.30am. Details above. Looking forward to seeing you at the Kensington Bowling Club. Cheers,

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