March 5, 2018
At the launch of Sumaridge’s new range of lifestyle wines last week, the Bellingham Turners handed over a cheque to the Hermanus History Society (HHS) and Cliff Path Management Group (CPMG). From left are Simon Turner, David Beattie of the CPMG, Holly Bellingham Turner, winemaker Walter Pretorius and Dr Robin Lee of the HHS.

Sumaridge new wines invitation

Last night the Cliff Path Management Group and the Hermanus History Society attended a special function outlined above. The two organisations were kindly awarded monies to assist in their work by Holly and Simon Bellingham- Turner owners of Sumaridge Wine. Holly shared with us her interest in  local history and […]
August 3, 2017
Hermanus History Society

PART III: Sir William Hoy, railways pioneer

The right entrepreneur at the right time Sir William Hoy was not only exemplary railway pioneer. His  influence extended to fields such as electricity generation and even the founding of the Kruger National Park. After the Peace of Vereeniging in 1902 William Hoy became Chief Traffic Manager of Central South […]
August 3, 2017
Hermanus History Society

PART II: Sir William Hoy (1868-1930)

The general(s) and the railways man After the Anglo-Boer war two leading figures from opposing sides became acquaintances in Hermanus and forged an unusual working relationship. Dr Robin Lee researched the story of  railways pioneer William Hoy and General Jan Smuts.  During his long career with railways in Southern Africa, […]
August 2, 2017
Hermanus History Society

Fick’s Pool: Past, present and future

Today, Fick’s Pool is one of the lesser-known historical sites in Hermanus. Probably not one in twenty of our own residents knows what or where it is. But it has been in existence for nearly 90 years and has provided exercise, thrills and teenage romance for thousands, writes DR ROBIN […]