March 29, 2016

Chairperson’s Annual Report: 1 January to 31 December 2015

Scope of Report The Chairperson’s Report reflects the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015. This brings the Society into line with the Constitution which prescribes an operating year as a calendar year, with an AGM before 31 March the following year. Aims and area of focus Greater Hermanus […]
March 29, 2016

Remembering SJ du Toit on her Birthday

Friends, family members and colleagues of the late SJ du Toit gathered at The Book Cottage on her birthday, 15 March, for an evening of remembrance. In her tribute to this well-loved author and member of the local community, Angela Heslop praised SJ du Toit’s enormous contribution to the preservation […]
December 18, 2015
Hermanus History Society

Diary of a Decisive Decade

The 1940s was a decisive decade for Hermanus in the field of local government. Until 1940, the Hermanus Municipality had jurisdiction only over the area from Swartdam Road to Lord Robert’s Road. In 1940/1 this area more than doubled as the previously independent villages of Eastcliff and Mossel River were […]
October 15, 2015
Hermanus History Spociety

History Society book launch

On 3 December an enthusiastic audience of 160 people attended the launch in the Municipal Auditorium of a new book on Hermanus history. The event was held under the auspices of the Hermanus Tourism Bureau as the book recounts the history of the Marine Hotel between 1915 and 1947. The […]
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 […]
April 19, 2014
Hermanus History Society

Lemonsky takes a trip down memory lane to Lemm’s Corner

So how did it come about that Ruth Lemonsky decided to come and visit Hermanus, after a gap of 15 years, and walk down memory lane on the spot where her childhood home used to be on Lemm’s Corner? Beth Hunt’s book on Hermanus was the catalyst. Via the online […]
February 27, 2014
Hermanus History Society

Revamp will make Lemm’s Corner a ‘friendly space’

The launch of the new water feature and stone herb garden at Lemm’s Corner on Friday 27 February, signified the completion of the first phase of the planned revamp. Edmund Bucchianeri, chairperson of the Old Harbour Museum’s Board of Trustees, said the Old Harbour Museum (OHM) paid for most of […]
January 19, 2014
Hermanus History Society

HHS fundraiser

The Hermanus History Society (HHS) hosted a successful fundraising event on 6 August when Dr Robin Lee presented the history of the Marine Hotel to 125 people. Proceeds from the event will be used in support of two HHS projects, firstly the 52-year history of Zwelihle through interviews conducted with […]