October 21, 2014
Hermanus History Society

Hermanus History Society visit to COMPAGNESDRIFT

Compagnesdrift was probably the first farm to be established at the foothills of the HouwHoek Mountains in the early part of the eighteenth century as a stopover for early travelers heading east on the Old Cape Wagon Way. This is now  home to Beaumont Wines, a family run farm acquired […]
October 19, 2014

History members in Aberdeen Street

Aberdeen Street walk On 6 October twenty-odd keen history enthusiasts braved the rain and cold to discover the legacy of Aberdeen Road in the Hermanus CBD. Researched and presented by Angela Heslop with the assistance of Corrie Smit. The walking tour covered the social events of the time, the houses […]
September 9, 2014
Hermanus History Society

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 […]
September 9, 2014
Hermanus History Society

Through the Lens

Felicity Jervis (right) is the social historian who addressed the Hermanus History Society (HHS) members meeting on the topic of Through the Lens of Thomas Ravenscroft (1852-1948): Glimpses of our History captured for Posterity. The talk, held at the Windsor Hotel on 9 September, was illustrated by some 90 slides […]