‘Die Land’ is the area occupied today by the Fishermen’s Flats. It was one of the earliest land grants in Kalk Bay (1810) and was sparsely settled until the late-19th century when the rise of fishing and the demand for housing resulted in the construction of many houses. The area became the heartland of the fishing community and home to families with deep roots in the area. The ownership of property in the area of ‘Die Land’ is traced until the construction of the Fishermen’s Flats. Adjoining it, but in many ways separate from it, were the people and homes along Ladan, Harris and Main Road and this area will be the subject of a future talk.
Steve Herbert will give an illustrated talk using archive records, title deeds, baptismal and burial records, oral histories, photographs, and building plans.
This promises to be a very interesting evening and we hope you will join us.
Visitors are more than welcome – R20 at the door which includes tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards
DATE: Tuesday 31 October at 8pm
VENUE: Kalk Bay Community Centre
SPEAKER: Steve Herbert
For more information contact Barrie Gasson - 021 788 1855