New board to rekindle pride

2016-12-20 06:01

The Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society recently elected its board for next year. And the members have ambitious plans for the upcoming year.

The board comprises Glenn Babb (chairperson), Colin Johnstone (vice-chairperson), Moira Mahon, Joye Gibbs, Nel Gunn and Karen Jordi.

The board members have plans to rekindle pride in the heritage of Muizenberg and find a new common spirit of solidarity, planning to erect blue plaques to commemorate important events, people and buildings, publish brochures and historical pamphlets on the rich heritage of Muizenberg and organise daily tourism walks through the suburb led by qualified tour guides.

The society will also arrange monthly talks, quizzes, films and demonstrations, celebrate anniversaries of events and hold book talks.

“Muizenberg has been the site of such a huge variety of historical happenings from hominid culture, Khoi farmers, the battle of Muizenberg, the footsteps of Charles Darwin, Thomas Cook, Lady Ann Barnard, the death of Cecil John Rhodes to Agatha Christie riding the waves, that it would be a pity for the suburb to hide its light under a bushel,” the board says in a statement.

The society is appealing for volunteer curators for Rhodes Cottage, the Muizenberg battle and Het Posthuys. Tour guides can contact the board for the walking tours.V For more information call Glenn Babb on 021 788 7069.

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