Recently, Sarah Welham, convenor of the Friends of the Johannesburg Cemeteries, and I completed an exploratory road trip of the battlefields route between Koppies and Kroonstad, in the northern Free State.
Phillippe Menache established his reputation in partnership with Daryl Earl David with three books documenting South Africa’s country churches. Those books enticed the reader and heritage sleuths to venture into the villages, dorps and towns of the countryside to find beautiful architectural examples of churches of all denominations and place a range of 19th and 20th century church architects in a context.
One good book often leads to another and another... My pleasure and delight on reviewing Hidden Karoo by Pat Kramer and Alain Proust, published in March 2021, led me to look around for other possible titles on the Karoo. I greedily fell upon the books by Chris Schoeman.