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.
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)
The decision to build a tennis and bowls club was taken in 1914, when a group of men met at the site of where the Kensington Club now stands. Construction work began on two tennis courts and a bowling green in 1915. A lack of storm water drainage resulted in the newly laid out green and freshly planted grass being washed away by torrential rain.Comments (0)
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)
This memorial honours the men from Bezuidenhout Valley who fell in the Great War of 1914 - 1918. Although this event is beyond the memory of many of our suburbs residents, these men sacrificed their lives for a cause they believed in and consequently deserve our respect.Comments (0)