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Peter Rattray and the evolution of Fairview House

Peter Rattray and the evolution of Fairview House

Our final event for the year at Fairview Estate was a resounding success. The weather behaved, and we sat on the terrace feasting our eyes on the Tsitsikama mountains while listening to Andrew Rattray’s fascinating tales. Andrew’s talk was followed by a delicious...

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The origins of the Clumber Church

The origins of the Clumber Church

In the first of a series of articles COURTENEY GEORGE BRADFIELD looks at the origins of the Clumber Church, which celebrates its 150th anniversary next month. IN THE vale of Clumber in the Eastern Cape, 5km from Bathurst just off the Shaw Park road, lies Clumber...

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FOREST HALL HISTORY A HOT TOPIC

FOREST HALL HISTORY A HOT TOPIC

ARTICLE CREDIT: Knysna Plett Herald - Correspondent Yolandé Stander | Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 08:01 Enthusiasm for Plettenberg Bay's history was tangible on Friday 19 August as more than 150 locals and visitors gathered at the iconic and historic Forest Hall in the...

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The Rise & Fall of the Brenton Blue Butterfly

The Rise & Fall of the Brenton Blue Butterfly

Our first talk was held at Sky Villa where members and friends enjoyed views over Plettenberg Bay while listening to a most informative talk by Graeme Young on the Brenton Blue Butterfly which rather like the Van Plettenberg Historical Society, has survived against...

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Rosiland Ballingall

Rosiland Ballingall

Hi All, The Rosiland saga has sat with me for over the 40 years that I have lived in Plett. I remember her as we shared a cafeteria at UCT. She was tall good looking with a dress down to the ground. Us Architects did not chat up the Hippy chicks. I moved to Plett got...

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Dr Mark Brown: 20 years of conservation in Plett

Dr Mark Brown: 20 years of conservation in Plett

20 years of conservation in Plett.The developing role of the Nature’s Valley Trust Dr Mark Brown, Program Director, Natures’s Valley Trust. The Van Plettenberg Historical Society is delighted to announce that Dr Mark Brown will be speaking at our Annual General...

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Dr. Clive Noble: The History of Fine Art

Dr. Clive Noble: The History of Fine Art

Dr. Clive Noble: The History of Fine Art. Date: 12th of September 2019 Venue: This will take place at Formosa Garden Village The period of Modern Art discussed is between 1870 and 1970. Starting with the Impressionists and ending with Abstract Expressionism.

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