The centenary of any school is always cause for much celebration and, indeed, reflection regarding the particular journey of that institution. Clifton School will be celebrating its centenary in 2024 and, already, exciting plans are afoot to prepare for its ‘coming of age’.
It is hard to imagine that the small park adjacent to Redhill School and opposite the Morningside Shopping Centre in Sandton was once a major 'outspan' where weary travellers (and oxen of course) rested on the way to Johannesburg. The following article, first published in the 1984 Sandton Historical Association journal, brings the story alive.
An old 'outspan', at least 150 years old, has just recently become a new Sandton Park, and will be preserved forever as an open place. This is Outspan Park in Morningside.