Rotunda Park War Memorial, Turffontein

I was not aware of this memorial in all the years I lived in Turffontein, I only discovered it by accident when looking for memorials in my map book. In 2007 when I originally took these photographs, vandals had taken their toll and all that was left was the stone plinth where the plaque must have been.

I returned in 2011, hoping that something would have been done, but alas now even parts of the back of plinth had been removed. To my amazement I received an email in March 2015 to the effect that a new plaque had been installed on the memorial by Johannesburg City Parks.

Restored Memorial 2015

When visiting South Africa in March 2017 I detoured to the Memorial to see the condition of it.

Memorial in 2017

Special thanks to Ioanna Karamitsos,  Fundraiser, Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo for the original images and for contacting me in this regard, and to City Parks for restoring the dignity of this memorial in March 2015.

Rotunda park (1500 x 516)

Rotunda Park may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  26° 14.613’S, 28° 2.357’E

DRW © 2007-2021. Updated 15/08/2011. Moved to blog 07/02/2014, updated 27/05/2015, images updated 25/03/2017, moved to Musings 30/12/2020

This entry was posted in Heritage, Hobbies and Interests, Johannesburg, Memorials and Monuments, Military, Personal, Photo Essay, Retrospective, South Africa, War, War Memorial, World War 1 and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.