January 3, 2020

Final Newsletter for 2019

Members of the Hermanus History Society have been working with others to produce a really top class introduction to Hermanus, aimed at tourists, and people visiting family or friends. It contains the best photographs of aspects of the town that I have ever seen. I am sending a scan of […]
January 3, 2020

Tretchi – A controversial artist’s link to Hermanus

Vladimir Tretchikoff (1913–2006) remains a very well-known artist of the 20th century, not accorded much value by academics and critics, but extremely popular. He is most famous for the painting Chinese Girl, which has the record of being the original painting of which the highest number of prints have been […]
October 17, 2019

Famous author’s link with Hermanus

Writer Dr Robin Lee British author, Nicholas Monsarrat (1910 –1979) spent several years in South Africa after World War II. Some of this time he spent in Hermanus, where he found The Marine Hotel a conducive place to work on his first and best-selling novel, The Cruel Sea. At the […]
October 17, 2019

Recording Mount Pleasant’s history through art

Writer Elaine Davie Following the successful completion of the Zwelihle section of the Hermanus Living Tapestry project towards the end of 2018, embroiderers from Mount Pleasant started work on their section of the tapestry last week. With the assistance of founder, Carol Hofmeyr and two of the embroidery teachers of […]