The streets in Kensington reflect a profound jingoism.
Max Langermann, who established Kensington from a portion of the farm Doornfontein in 1897, still lives on in the through one of the suburb's main thoroughfares - Langermann Drive. It was his appreciation of the pastoral Britain that gave Kensington its name, as well as streets such as Buckingham, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Oxford.Comments (0)
ILKA appeals to Kensingtonians to be pro-active in looking after our pavements and verges. Does your property have "pavement appeal"? Take a walk or drive around Kensington and you are likely to see two extremes when it comes to the state of pavements and verges outside our homes.
We all know in our heads that recycling is the right thing to do, but to be honest, it can sometimes be a real hassle! Where to keep the stuff in your house or garden, while waiting for an opportunity to take it somewhere, is part of the problem. We have often had overflowing bins of used bottles and plastic wrappings and receptacles, faithfully separated from the household rubbish, but needing to be taken to the recycle depot. There is a good feeling after one has done so, but it can be a chore that catches up with you. One also wonders whether it is really going to go for proper recycling after all your effort in getting it there.
The Sovereign Street, or 'feeder bus' as it was known in years gone by, used to park outside the brick bus shelter that stood in Milner Crescent on the island opposite the Rhodes Park Library entrance. Passengers would get off the bus from town and board the feeder bus which would then travel up Marathon Street, turn left into Highland Road, and ultimately make its way down to Sovereign Street, where it would again wait before returning to Milner Crescent.Comments (0)
Bruma's SANBS blood-donor clinic, situated in the Finance Centre, around the corner from MacDonald's, is a welcoming place in which to make that valuable donation, and to save a life. Now a long-term donor, I was recruited at university many years ago, and in the decades in between I have given most of my donations in echoing school halls on rickety portable beds, under the curious eyes of school children watching from a safe distance.
The original Kensington Golf Course had its first and second holes in what is today Rhodes Park. It followed along Langermann Drive as far as Protea Street, and returned along Cumberland Road. The Clubhouse was at the foot of Marathon Street directly opposite the entrance to Rhodes Park.Comments (0)