Tag Archives: Roodepoort

10BR-750 Plinthed at Roodepoort Station

This locomotive stands in the grounds of Roodepoort Station, surprisingly it is in a reasonably good condition, given the decline in the area in general. Unfortunately hawkers have taken root, erecting plastic roofs and using the cab as a storage … Continue reading

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Roodepoort Civic Fountain

It appears as if the Roodepoort Civic Fountain memorial still exists. Courtesy of Diederik Cloete the following images and information can be added to the record and the fountain may be removed from the extinct list. The fountain is situated … Continue reading

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CMR World War 1 Memorial: Robertville.

I have to admit that this World War 1 Memorial in Robertville/Stormill  on the West Rand came as a surprise. For starters there is nothing written about this Memorial, it came totally out of the blue. Given its location and … Continue reading

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The Jameson Raid Vlakfontein Monument: Doornkop

Continued from the Jameson Raid Surrender Memorial. Just behind “the Brickworks” is what is known as the Vlakfontein Monument: (Google Earth co-ordinates: 26°12’30.72″S, 27°48’27.31″E.) When I visited it in 2009 the fencing had been complete around this memorial, although it … Continue reading

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Roodepoort War Memorial

These photographs were taken at the War Memorial in the grounds of the Roodepoort City Hall on 07 July 2011 and replace my original photographs. The memorial is dedicated to “The memory of the Roodepoort Men who sacrificed their lives … Continue reading

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War Memorial at Hoërskool Roodepoort.

I was totally unaware of this memorial until I received an email from Ryno, who said that he had seen it while playing rugby at the school. I was quite surprised myself but had to wait till school re-opened before … Continue reading

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