We look forward to welcoming you and your friends
Should you have any enquiries please feel free to contact
Yvonne 021 7864404 or Audrey 021 7861805
Jan 25 ELIZABETH VAN HEYNINGEN: “Everyday Life in the Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camps” Elizabeth’s illustrated talk looks at the daily life of the mainly women and children in the camps, where they struggled to cope and to retain their identities.
Feb 22 'DUMPS' WILLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE: DAVID ERICKSON - “The Simon’s Town Historical Society’s role as a Registered Conservation Body” David’s illustrated talk on the challenges faced by the Society to fulfil its motto ‘to protect and preserve’ the heritage of Simon’s Town.
Mar 29 BRIAN INGPEN: “The Establishment of the Lawhill Maritime Centre” Brian, winner of the South African maritime industry’s ‘Maritime Maestro’ award, is the former head of the Centre here in Simon’s Town where he currently teaches Maritime Economics.
April 19 57th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SIMON'S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Guest Speaker R/Adm Chris Bennett, Chairman of the Naval Heritage Trust. Drinks and snacks will be served after the meeting. No admission charge.
May 31 ADAM HARROWER: “Kirstenbosch Treetop Walk” Adam describes
the design and challenges of constructing what is now known as the “Boomslang”.
June 28 MIKE INGGS: “The Story of Radar” Mike traces the history of radar
and its significance here in the Cape Peninsula.
July 26 ROY BURNIE: “Women Pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary” One of
the original pilots, Diana Barnato Walker’s grandmother was born in Simon’s Town!
Aug 30 SYDNEY CULLIS: “Spitsbergen/Svalbard – Jewel of the Arctic – and
Bucket Lists” Sydney shares his experiences, including paddling in the Arctic.
Sept 27 JIM HALLINAN: “The Formation of the Cape Point Nature Reserve” Jim traces the growth of the Reserve since it was formed in 1939.
Oct 25 DOUGLAS ANDERSON: “Effects of Impact Craters” Illustrated talk o on the effects of impact craters on the environment.
Nov 29 MICHAEL WALKER: “The Demise of the Old Hotels of Cape Town” Local author Michael’s illustrated memories of many of the old, familiar places around Cape Town.