DURBAN BEREA – Lucas Gardens

Berea Ridge Road - Lucas Gardens Margaret Lucas founder

Lucas Gardens founder, Margaret Lucas

Berea Ridge Road - Lucas Gardens photo original house

Original Home incorporated into larger development

Berea Ridge Road - Lucas Gardens plaque Lucas brothers WWI(3).

The tragedy of War is often forgotten, however Lucas Gardens, in Ridge Road on the Berea is a poignant reminder of the intense pain inflicted on families by war. Lucas Gardens, now a home for women was established by Margaret Lucas, who had to endure the catastrophe of having two of her sons killed in action in September 1917, in Flanders, within one day of one another. This home is dedicated to their sacrifice and is now run by TAFTA , an organization devoted to the elderly.

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