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W Hewitt Event in Hermanus – 17 September 2017
Above is the link that will take you to the video produced by the Hermanus History Society about our event remembering the 100th anniversary of the battle in which Major W H Hewitt earned his VC. The event was held on 17 September 2017 at the spot where Hewitt sat to watch the ocean, where his ashes were consigned to the deep and where a memorial bench was erected in his honour.
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.