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June 13, 2017
Hermanus History Society

The boom years when abalone equalled adventure

The opening of the New Harbour was one of the factors that led to the ‘perlemoen boom’ that lasted about 20 years. Between 1950 and 1970, Hermanus saw a development that brought a variety of different people into the town and kept the New Harbour busy for the duration. But […]
June 7, 2017
Hermanus History Society

NOTICE OF MEMBERS MEETING: MONDAY 19 JUNE AT 16.00 IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL, EASTCLIFF

We are pleased to welcome another guest speaker at one of our monthly members meetings. He is Antony Hamilton-Russell, owner of Hamilton-Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Anthony was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1962.  He is married to Olive and has four daughters.  After schooling in Johannesburg […]
June 5, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Tesselaarsdal the village and Peter Clarke, the South African Artist

Site visit MONDAY 15 May 2017, 9am -1pm. Thirty members of the History society drove through Hemel en Aarde valley to Caledon, the start of the site visit in preparation to imagining the past and to see the present. Caledon originally known as Klein Zwarte Berg, an important agricultural area […]
May 17, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Overstrand gets three secret radar stations

Part II: Hangklip, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond during World War II After the successful trials in Johannesburg, three members of the top secret Special Signal Services (SSS) went about building a network of radar stations along the coast. Setting up the first station in Cape Town was not without its problems, though. Major ‘Boz’ Bozzoli, Lieutenant Eric Boden and Staff […]