Calendar Of Events

Lectures and other Functions for 2017

Our Lectures/Talks begin at 17h30 for 18h00. Unless otherwise indicated entrance is R20.00 per person and includes a glass of wine or fruit juice.

ALTHOUGH WE ENDEAVOUR TO ADHERE TO THE  PUBLICISED PROGRAMME CIRCUMSTANCES DO OCCASIONALLY REQUIRE CHANGES

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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 26  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.
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SIMON’S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FOUNDED IN 1960

TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR HERITAGE


REGISTERED AS A CONSERVATION BODY

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