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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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On our Web site you will find information on the following


The Society's Aims and Objectives


About Publications the Society produces from time to time.


What Research Services the Society can provide.


What current and proposed Projects we are involved in


A diary of Events organised by the Society


How you can Contact us


Places to Visit and Articles on Simon’s Town and its History


Links to Other Web sites of Interest about Simon’s Town

St George's Street 1900


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St George's Street 2008


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SIMON’S TOWN’S HISTORIC MILE

Welcome to the Home Page of the Simon’s Town

Historical Society

Christopher Webb Smith. Simon’s Town, c1838. Water Colour. View from the high ground above Admiralty House of the harbour and shipping in Simon’s Bay

The Historic Mile Walk covers the buildings along St George's street (the main road) from the Railway Station to the East Dockyard Gates, a distance of about one mile.This walk captures the history of Simon’s Town from 1741 when the Dutch East India Company decided that Simon’s Bay would be their winter anchorage, through the period 1813 to 1957 when Simon’s Town was the home of the Royal Navy in the South Atlantic, and from 1957 to the present day, during which the town has been the home of The South African Navy. As can be seen from the photographs opposite, little has changed in the last 100 years

NEW ARTICLE

THE JAPANESE BATTLECRUISER “KONGO”

Cruiser Kongo