Deputy Mayor Unveils Maynardville Plaques
One of these ceramic plaques stands on the site of the original Maynardville Villa, occupied by James Maynard from 1836 until his death in 1874. After it was damaged by fire, Maynardville was rebuilt by Maynard's nephew, William Farmer and remained as the family home until it was sold to the Cape Town Municipality in 1949 who preserved the grounds as a public park.
The second plaque is placed at the entrance to the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, which was established in February 1956 and has become a popular venue for Shakespearean performances.
The plaques were designed and crafted by local sculptor, Tanya Babb, using clay from the area.
Deputy Mayor Arnolds will be accompanied by Councillor Neil Ross and Christa le Roux, Director: City Parks.
Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2006
Venue: Maynardville Park, Wynberg
All media are welcome to attend.
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