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August 28, 2017

Chairperson’s Annual Report: 1 January to 31 December 2016

Scope of Report The Chairperson’s Report reflects the period for 1 January to 31 December 2016. This brings the Society into line with the Constitution which prescribes an operating year as a calendar year, with an AGM before 31 March the following year. Aims and area of focus Greater Hermanus […]
August 14, 2017
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HHS Nomination for a Cultural Affairs Award 2016/17

Members of the society attended a glittering event at Lord Charles hotel in late March for the award ceremony,there were about 350 people present. Speeches were made by the minister of cultural affairs Ms Anroux Marais and head of department Mr Brent Walters, accompanied by a  dinner and entertainment. Presentation of […]
May 19, 2016
Hermanus History Society

Presentation on Research in hand about the new Harbour, Hermanus

The New Harbour is a relatively under-researched aspect of Hermanus history. There are only three substantial references to it in the entire stock of published material about Hermanus, and only one of these has any detail. This is to be found in Jose Burman’s book “Hermanus: A Guide to the […]
March 29, 2016

Chairperson’s Annual Report: 1 January to 31 December 2015

Scope of Report The Chairperson’s Report reflects the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015. This brings the Society into line with the Constitution which prescribes an operating year as a calendar year, with an AGM before 31 March the following year. Aims and area of focus Greater Hermanus […]
March 29, 2016
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Remembering SJ du Toit on her Birthday

Friends, family members and colleagues of the late SJ du Toit gathered at The Book Cottage on her birthday, 15 March, for an evening of remembrance. In her tribute to this well-loved author and member of the local community, Angela Heslop praised SJ du Toit’s enormous contribution to the preservation […]
December 18, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Diary of a Decisive Decade

The 1940s was a decisive decade for Hermanus in the field of local government. Until 1940, the Hermanus Municipality had jurisdiction only over the area from Swartdam Road to Lord Robert’s Road. In 1940/1 this area more than doubled as the previously independent villages of Eastcliff and Mossel River were […]
October 15, 2015
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History Society book launch

On 3 December an enthusiastic audience of 160 people attended the launch in the Municipal Auditorium of a new book on Hermanus history. The event was held under the auspices of the Hermanus Tourism Bureau as the book recounts the history of the Marine Hotel between 1915 and 1947. The […]
September 9, 2014
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Lemm’s Corner – a dream in the making

The daughter of Bernard Lemonsky – after whom Lemm’s Corner is named, visited Hermanus over the Easter weekend for the first time in 15 years. She lives in Scotland. This visit is fortuitous, seeing the attention focused on the revamp of Lemm’s, and could not have happened at a better […]