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Deneys Reitz

by William Gaul and Steven Gamble Deneys Reitz was an adventurer, a soldier, an attorney, a cabinet minister and an author - whose memoires of the Anglo Boer War - Commando: A Boer Journal Of The Boer War, published in 1929 – brought him considerable fame. Born 2 April 1882 in Bloemfontein and died 19 [...]

June 10th, 2016|History|

Parktown Archive

An archive containing the records of the Association going back 40+ years is housed at St Margaret’s – in one of Parktown’s most beautiful heritage houses. This has been made possible through the enormous generosity of Ashley Alley – a resident – and his company, Izingwe. The records comprise the minutes of meetings, every newsletter, correspondence, the [...]

June 7th, 2016|History|

The Guild Cottage

As we've talked about in previous newsletters, the Braamfontein Company's select band of architects – Herbert Baker and Harry Clayton among them – had been commissioned to design houses on strategically selected sites on the hillside running down to “The Dell”, today known as Frank Brown Park. The water supplied to Parktown was already being [...]

May 27th, 2016|History|
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