Welcome to The Hermanus History Society
HISTORY EXCURSION TO GREYTON WITH FELICITY JERVIS:
(Felicity is the authority on the history of Greyton dating back to khoi tribes and Dutch occupation)
MONDAY 14 MAY 2018
9.45 – 10. 00 Arrival and coffee/tea serving. Hand out walking and car route maps and town brochures..Have R25 ready for tea/coffee.
10-00 – 10.15 Introduction and historical background at Vias while all are seated before we move off for the start of the walk..
10.15 Loo stop before we set off
Walk the route past the Post House village intersection, down Vigne Lane past the oldest cottages,Vigne’s first cottage and farm , down Justic Lane into Oak Street to the school intersection, up Dr Both Rd past the wheelwright’s barn, De Villiers home ( now Oak ‘N Vigne café, and back to Main Road.
11.30 Return to parked cars...
Reginald James later became Professor of Physics at the University of Cape Town, Acting Principal of UCT and a Fellow the Royal Society for his research work in X-ray crystallography.
The interest in history started in 2007 when SJ du Toit introduced Angela Heslop to local history
Later we formed a group when tasked to do a time line of the history of Hermanus by the Heritage and Aesthetics committee.
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The interest in history started in 2007 when the late SJ duToit a well-known writer of the people and places related to Hermanus and Stanford, introduced Angela Heslop to local history. Five key people formed a group to undertake the task to create a time line of the history of Hermanus, requested by the Heritage and Aesthetics committee.
The Hermanus History Society (HHS) is working towards becoming the premier source of information concerning the history of the greater Hermanus area (from Voelklip to Fisherhaven), the Hemel-en-Aarde valley and selected inland rural areas. This information will be made freely available to all interested parties.