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 28 GEOFF BRUNDRIT: Illustrated lecture on “The Boxing Day Tsunami 10 Years on – What Have We Learnt”
March 25 HANS VAN HEUKELUM: “Visit to Bhutan” The country which lies ecluded in the Eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, exudes a charm that all travellers long for.
April 29 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SIMON'S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
Guest Speaker AUDREY READ: “The Vasa” - a 64 gun Swedish ship built in 1626/28 which sank in Stockholm harbour in 1628 and was salvaged in 1957-61. It took 1000 oak trees to construct her. No admission charge.
May 27 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE SIMON'S TOWN MUSEUM: Guest Speaker DAVID ERICKSON – “Roman Rock Lighthouse” South Africa’s only offshore lighthouse was designed by two enigmatic engineers: Alexander Gordon and James de Ville. This presentastion explores the their personalities, the design characteristics and the near disaster of the original construction and follows through the modifications made up to the present day. No admission charge.
Feb 25 'DUMPS' WILLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE: CATHY SALTER-JANSEN: “So What Do You Do in a Museum?” A retrospective look at the work of the Simon’s Town Museum over 38 years!
June 24 JOE TYRRELL: “A Treatise of the Scurvy” A brief history of scurvy, how it influenced history, especially the history of exploration, and why it took so long for the cure to be discovered.
The program for the rest of the year will be published in due course
GUIDED WALK ALONG SIMON’S TOWN’S HISTORICAL MILE
The Society has re-introduced a guided walk along the Historical Mile.
The walk takes place one Saturday morning a month and is conducted by Mrs Read who
has more than 30 years experience and an in depth knowledge of the history of the
town. Kindly note that participation is by advance booking only.
For full details please contact Audrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 021 7861805
for details of time and cost.