PE : Richmond Hill Trail
On our third day in Port Elizabeth we decided to do another walking trail, The Richmond Hill Trail. The information about this trail is in the same booklet as the Donkin Heritage Trail. This trail is a bit shorter and the sights are closer together.
We did this walk on Friday 27 April. It was a public holiday in South Africa and the streets were empty and the neighbourhoods quiet. We could take our time to see the houses and read about the history of each site while walking around. The weather was not great but at least it did not rain.
I have already written about some of the sights in this tour like the Charmouth and Sherlock Street Terrace Houses. Here is some more of the sights we saw on this tour.
|Victoria Memorial Home|
|The Port Elizabeth Ladies' Benevolent Society Cottages|
The Society was formed in 1861 to help destitute people especially the aged. The first cottages were built in 1887. More cottages were added until the 1960’s.
|The Old Rectory|
St Cuthbert’s Rectory was built in 1910 and is the only house in PE with a foundation stone. It is now a restaurant.
|Old Erica School|