Heritage Weekend: Coronationville and Bosmont - a colourful heritage
Sat Sep 9, 09:15 - Sat Sep 9, 12:15
Holy Family College
This brand new tour takes us to two fascinating but little-visited parts of Johannesburg: Coronationville and Bosmont.
Home to the ‘Coloured’ community since 1937, Coronationville was established to commemorate the crowning of King George VI and offered residents a better quality of home built with red bricks, often with blue brick trim. Some of these original houses can still be spotted as we move through the neighbourhood, which also boasts a wide variety of churches – from the A-framed Lutheran to the strikingly modern St Anthony’s – as well as the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and St. Theresa’s Primary School (established by the Holy Family sisters, which later became a feeder to their campus in Parktown).
The tour then continues across Fuel Road into Bosmont with its extraordinary range of housing from informal settlements and RDP houses to the upmarket residences of the ‘High Bucks’ areas. Once again, we’ll see a range of churches culminating in the ecumenical triumph of Langeberg Street where a mosque and two churches sit peacefully alongside one another, good neighbours for over 50 years.
Led by local experts Lavinia & Fabian Otto, assisted by Flo Bird. This bus tour will include two stops/visits.