Tag Archives: William Rattray

From Berea to Xai Xai – the Braamfontein Spruit

 I recently visited the Barnato High School in Berea to do some scoping for a possible heritage report and was fascinated to discover that the Braamfontien Spruit rises in the grounds of this school. Apparently when Barnato built his mansion in Berea in 1897 (It was demolished in 1962) he created a lake in front of [...]

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Happy Hundredth Birthday to Craighall Park!

Feels like spring not autumn here in Jozi with temperatures of  27°  over the week-end.  And what better way to enjoy the unseasonally warm weather on Saturday than at the Craighall Park Centenary Open Day.  I have had the privilege of living in Craighall Park for nearly 40 years (terrifying thought!) and daily I am reminded [...]

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