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October 2, 2018

RE-THINKING HERMANUS HISTORY: ECONOMIC GROWTH IN A UNIQUE SOUTH AFRICAN TOWN PRESENTED BY ROBIN LEE

RE-THINKING HERMANUS HISTORY:  ECONOMIC GROWTH IN A UNIQUE SOUTH AFRICAN TOWN PRESENTED BY ROBIN LEE MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2018 VENUE: CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL TIME: 16.00 (REFRESHMENTS FROM 15.30) You don’t hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school (Stephen Ambrose) Historians and readers of […]
July 26, 2018

MEMBERS MEETING: 9 JULY 2018

SPEAKER: ANGELA HESLOP, CHAIRPERSON, HERMANUS HISTORY SOCIETY VENUE: CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL TIME: 16.00 (REFRESHMENTS FROM 15.30) Zwelihle: An Oral History Project Angela Heslop who worked in Zwelihle in early 2000s, setting up a home-based nursing service, got to know and respect people in this suburb. As a member of the […]
May 2, 2018
Members on site visit to Greyton 14 May 2018

HISTORY EXCURSION TO GREYTON WITH FELICITY JERVIS

(Felicity is the authority on the history of Greyton dating back to khoi tribes and Dutch occupation) MONDAY 14 MAY 2018 TIME 9.45 – 10. 00 Arrival and coffee/tea serving. Hand out  walking and car route maps and town brochures..Have R25 ready for tea/coffee. 10-00 – 10.15 Introduction and historical background at […]
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 […]