Father Trevor Huddleston - Johannesburg Heritage Foundation

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. He spoke out strongly against apartheid and the destruction of Sophiatown. In 1955 Huddleston was given the supreme honour of Isitwalandwe by the Congress of the People in Kliptown and years later in Britain he chaired the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Nelson Mandela said of him “No white person has done more for South Africa than Trevor Huddleston".

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