September 30, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Route 320 Hemel en Aarde Valley

Hemel-en-Aarde – Click to view their website Historic map & some concise historical anecdotes used for the history group walks The toll gate On the Hermanus side of the narrow entrance to the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, a government toll house and toll-bar were installed in 1897.  Tariffs included two pennies (2c) per […]
September 30, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Swallow Neethling

Proposal Recreate the garden of Swallow Neethling so that it can serve as a place of memory and an urban space that should become part of the lives of the local communities again. The garden, which overlooks Walker Bay and is a 3 A Heritage site, has become neglected. Redesigning […]
September 30, 2015
Hermanus History Society

History of Hawston in English

The English translated version of the book ‘Hawston: Tussen Berg en See’, Hawston: Between Mountain and Sea, was launched at the first 2014 members meeting of the Hermanus History Society on Tuesday. The success of the re-printed Afrikaans edition last year paved the way for the society to take on […]
September 30, 2015
Hermanus History Society

School History Project

Hermanus History Group and local schools involved 2009 As part of developing a time line for Hermanus (definition below) we decided to gather community input regarding the proposed timeline by means of so-called ‘Memory Boxes’. These will  be placed in local libraries and schools requesting members of the public to […]