December 17, 2019

Members Meeting: Monday 18 November 2019

Catholic Church Hall: 16.00 Nigel Penn’s award-winning book Rogues, Rebels and Runaways, entertained and informed readers with stories of the lives of some remarkable characters from early Cape history. Penn, a consummate raconteur and storyteller, brings to life an assortment of extraordinary personalities from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These […]
November 8, 2019


Catholic Church Hall: refreshments 15.30, meeting 16.00 ACTING WITH BEST INTENTIONS: THEATRE AND THE PURSUIT OF NON-RACIALISM IN APARTHEID CITIES Even in the darkest times of apartheid, some individuals and groups continued with non-racial agendas and kept up relationships within and between similar groups. Doing so was interpreted by the […]
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 […]