King George V

  1. King George V

To thank the Empire soldiers who participated in the Anglo-Boer War, the Duke of York, the later King George V, and the Duchess of York visited South Africa in August 1901 and made a whistle stop at Muizenberg where troops recuperating from wounds were based at a convalescence camp in what is now Muizenberg Park. He received a wild and enthusiastic welcome from Muizenbergers who had voted £250 for expenses and the Duke presented specially struck medals to the colonial troops.  Muizenbergers commemorated the visit by renaming Station Rd “York Road” and the seaside road “Royal Road”. (Glenn Babb)

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