Monday, February 26, 2024 - 00:00

This narrow strip of land, only one plot deep, mostly stood empty for many years. It once afforded uninterrupted views of the coastline and Bay to travellers along Main Road. Over a period of about 30 years, from the late 1890s to around 1920, most of the fifteen houses we know today were built along here. All of them still remain, some hardly altered but others much changed.

Part 1 of this talk will explore the properties and personalities from Springtide (167 Main Rd) to Abbey Craig (177 Main Rd). There are many wonderful photos, house plans and family stories to be presented.

  • Title of talk: On the rocks - A social and architectural history of the area below the main road, from Kalk Bay Harbour to Woolley's Pool - Part 1: Springtime to Abbey Craig
  • Date: Monday 26 February 2024 at 7.30pm
  • Venue: St. James Retirement Hotel
  • Speaker: Steve Herbert
  • Guests are welcome and pay R20 at the door (cash only and if possible change)
  • All are welcome to join us for tea / coffee and biscuits after the talk
  • More information: 073 0606 287
  • A limited print run of Bulletin 23 with the talks on 2019-20 (Spanish Flu, Sandvlei - Marina da Gama and Ladan Road) will be on sale.
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