On 24 April 1918 the first sale of a residential plot in the Township of Fish Hoek was made by JB Zoutendyk & Co. On behalf of Alderman Felicity Purchase and the Fish Hoek Historical Cluster we would like to invite you and all other interested parties to join in the celebrations. VIP’s, Residents and the public of Fish Hoek will be gathering to unveil a plaque in commemoration of the Auction and Sale of the first residential plots in the Township of Fish Hoek. The plaque will be unveiled by Alderman Felicity Purchase.
DATE: TUESDAY 24th APRIL 2018
VENUE: Fish Hoek Civic Centre with refreshments served in the MOTH hall
TIME: 10:30 to 12:30
The programme for the morning will see the marching Band and local school choirs performing and after the speeches and the unveiling of the plaque, refreshments to be held in the Moth Hall.
The book “Before we Forget”, written by Cedryl Greenland, has the perfect paragraph to sum up this momentous occasion:
"It was a glorious day and quite a little crowd collected around Johnnie Zoutendyk, the well-known auctioneer. The Homestead itself was bought by the Diamond Fields, who were to run it for several years as Fish Hoek’s first hotel. Next on the list were the three cottages on their coveted site above the big rocks in the corner of the beach, and here bidding ran high as three families fought for possession."
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