I have just picked up a new comment way back in the diary with a request from Hester Joseph who manages the Diakonia Centre and thought I would give give it its own post and hopefully a bit more prominence. She wrote:
My name is Hester Joseph and I work for an organisation called Diakonia Council of Churches. They own the Diakonia Centre which I manage. The Diakonia Centre used to be the Convent High School. St. Andrew’s Street has been renamed Diakonia Avenue after the Diakonia Council of Churches which was started in 1976.
Next year (2014) the building will be celebrating its Centenary. I am looking for old photographs of the area and anything about the Convent High School or the St. Joseph School for boys which was also housed in this building.
I have replied to Hester to the effect she might well try the archive in Old Courthouse Museum in Aliwal Street. Anyone who has information is welcome to contact me or leave a comment below.Share this: