Over the last few years I have been gathering, digitising and getting the story behind the few remaining photos that my late grandfather, Ken Bath took during his +- 30 years as a photographer.



I am always keen to dip into new books on Joburg and this title, Anxious Joburg, caught my attention. Johannesburg is an African metropolis of considerable wealth but also a city of visible poverty. There is a wide gulf between the rich and the poor.



In 1954 the Orlando Swimming Bath Appeal Fund Committee handed over the facility to the Johannesburg City Council on condition it retained the name “Huddleston Swimming Bath, Orlando.” Father Trevor Huddleston had raised the money for this, the first public swimming pool in Soweto, because he knew it was important to provide recreational facilities for the community.