We think it’s great. We are hoping that this will become a local and active place for all heritage interested persons where local information can be recorded and shared. We have ambitions for this to be the ‘first stop’ that heritage and history folk make in researching information regarding the built environment in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. We want it to become local and specific because we believe that heritage is about the details. It is often the little things that make the built environment special and valuable.
We are a small group in Port Elizabeth made up of Architects, Historians, Designers and other interested parties that combined afford the Metro a wealth of experience with heritage matters. Our principle aims are to protect and educate the citizens of the Metro regarding heritage, its value to us and why it is important.
- Protect: any buildings and places in the area that are of particular heritage merit. This may include details, design, materials and even street scapes from any era past. Also, we think about heritage being more than just about buildings and architecture. We also think historical and social associations and the natural environment are important heritage considerations.
- Educate: the general public on the importance of maintenance and protection of their heritage properties – be they commercial, industrial, or residential. We also are interested in creating awareness about issues such as history, culture, museums and tourism.
Go to www.mbht.org.za. Visit our Face Book page as well.
Do you have a story to share? If you want to comment, provide information that you would like to share or talk to us about the website, please make contact with Lyn Haller at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!