Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 00:00

Bring your family and friends to celebrate Women’s Day with the JHF as we explore the iconic and romantic Randlords mansion of Northwards, with a special focus on the women who have called it home. Meet the wild and beautiful Josie Dale Lace, whose endless receptions and dinner parties were the talk of high society in early Johannesburg, and the formidable Mrs Gertrude Albu, whose large family was brought up in the house.

The lifestyle of the Randlords necessitated many servants and this tour takes us behind the scenes to discover what it was like to be one of the young girls and women employed to cook, clean, mend, etc. for their mistresses.

We’ll also see the unusual location where the SABC typing pool worked after the mansion was sold. And we’ll hear about Julia Albu, the amazing 80-year young epic adventurer, who drove from Cape to Cairo in her Toyota Conquest.

Tea and scones will be served and are included in the tour price. 

  • 9 August 2022 - 10h00 or 14h00
  • Free and secure parking is available at Northwards.
  • 21 Rockridge Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
  • 060 813 3377 or johannesburgheritagefoundation@gmail.com
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