April 25, 2018

Bringing Hermanus’ cinematic history into focus

As a form of entertainment, film came very early to Hermanus, with the first cinema opening in town just seven years after South Africa’s first cinema opened in Johannesburg in 1909. Although the early theatres are fondly remembered by generations of Hermanus residents, the last cinemas in town closed in […]
April 24, 2018
Hermanus History Society

Major WH Hewitt VC Centenary, Hermanus, South Africa

April 11, 2018
Hermanus History Society

Repaired Plaques on Hoy’s Graves – March 2018

I have posted a lot of information about Sir William Hoy and just want to tell you about an event that happened last Thursday, 22 March 2018.  Hoy’s grave was an attraction from the start, as can be seen in the image of massed flowers on his grave not long […]
March 23, 2018
Hermanus History Society

History of Hermanus hotels: The Marine Part Three

During the late seventies, The Marine was allowed to run down after a succession of managers were unable to keep up the standards of its glorious past. Its Swiss-born owner Werner Hinder, who had purchased the hotel in 1967, was glad to sell it to David Rawdon in 1980. David […]