1. THE ST HELENA – CAPE PENINSULA CONNECTION

DATE:           Tuesday 31 May 2011 at 8pm

VENUE:        The Bible Institute of SA, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay

SPEAKERS:             Robin Castell and Percy Teal

St Helena was discovered in 1502 and the settlement of Georgetown grew during the ensuing centuries as the island’s strategic significance increased. A mixed population developed and worked the limited land available, but jobs were always scarce. Emigration, particularly to the Cape Peninsula, was a common response and the newcomers took up a variety of jobs here. Many have remained and integrated into local communities.

Robin Castell and Percy Teal are accredited St Helenan historians and have intimate knowledge of the island, its history and social fabric, and the family and clan connections with the Peninsula. They will explain all of this with an illustrated talk.

2. A SOCIAL HISTORY OF WINDSOR ROAD, KALK BAY

DATE:           Tuesday 26 July 2011 at 8pm

VENUE:        The Bible Institute of SA, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay

SPEAKER:    Steve Herbert

Windsor Road, the heart of Kalk Bay’s ‘Middedorp’, was once known as the most cosmopolitan street in Cape Town. Its buildings span the centuries and the families who have occupied them were representative of the Kalk Bay community.

Steve Herbert will give an illustrated talk on the buildings and changing social and economic fabric of the street.

3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CAPE PENINSULA RESORTS, 1910 – 1930

DATE:           Tuesday 25 October 2011 at 8pm

VENUE:        The Bible Institute of SA, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay

SPEAKER:    Barrie Gasson

The development of Peninsula resorts drew much of its inspiration from Brighton, UK, where the healthy seaside air and various amenities attracted families from the crowded industrial cities for their summer holidays. Piers at which tripper boats could berth, pavilions for mass entertainments, and promenades for strolling and socialising, together with the convenience of a nearby rail station provided a template for success that municipalities here sought to emulate.

This illustrated talk will cover Table Bay (with “the finest pier in the world”), Camps Bay – Sea Point, Woodstock, Muizenberg – Kalk Bay, and Strand.

4. HISTORIC MOVIES OF KALK BAY: ‘CAPE SCENES’ IN THE 1930s

DATE:           Tuesday 28 February 2012 at 8pm

VENUE:        The Bible Institute of SA, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay

SPEAKER:    Barrie Gasson

This movie consists of clips taken in the late 1930s on early Kodak and Agfa colour film. It covers scenes in the farming districts of the W Cape and familiar spots up and down the Peninsula.

The talks are open to members of the public at no charge.

The KALK BAY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION welcomes new members and application forms are available at all meetings. The association’s numerous publications may be purchased at the meetings.

Please direct any inquiries to Steve Herbert on 021 788 5113 or Barrie Gasson on 021 788 1855