Archive for July, 2014

Kalk Bay Historical Assocation : Schedule of talks for 2014 – 15

July 16, 2014

THE STORY OF SILVERMINE VALLEY AND FARMS

DATE: Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 8pm
VENUE: The Bible Institute, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay
SPEAKER: Derek Stuart-Findlay

The Silvermine Valley has always been strategic in terms of access to the South Peninsula. The DEIC used the heights above the valley as a ‘buitepos’ lookout from the very early days while the valley itself was used for grazing cattle. Three silvermine shafts were excavated in the area in 1687. Defensive positions were built in 1805 and the first farms in the valley were granted three years later. These enjoyed a reasonable supply of water and became the home of many early Cape families like Kirsten, de Villiers, van Blerk and van der Poll. The ruins in the valley, including those of the well-known ‘Kruithuis’, will be explored and an attempt will be made to explain the roles of these structures.

Derek Stuart-Findlay will examine the geographic and military significance of the valley in its wider context.

THE BIBLE INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA: ITS ORIGINS, PURPOSES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

DATE: Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 8pm
VENUE: The Bible Institute, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay
SPEAKER: Mike Walker

The Rev. Thomas Edward Marsh was one of the most outstanding residents of St James (1903-1912) and Kalk Bay (1912-1935), yet little is known of this great man. He was founder of the Observatory Methodist Church (1894), the Marsh Memorial Home (1903), and the Bible Institute of South Africa (BISA) (1923). The history of the Bible Institute, which is the focus of this talk, is fascinating in itself as are the life and times of Edward Marsh (1853-1935) himself.

Mike Walker will trace the life and work of the Rev. Marsh and the significance of the BISA.

HISTORIC MOVIE OF THE PENINSULA

DATE: Tuesday 24 February 2015 at 8pm
VENUE: The Bible Institute, 180 Main Road, Kalk Bay
SPEAKER: To be announced later.

THE TALKS ARE OPEN TO ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, NON-MEMBERS ARE ASKED FOR A DONATION OF R20.00

THE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL MEETINGS

THE ASSOCIATION’S NUMEROUS PUBLICATIONS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE MEETINGS

THE BIBLE INSTITUTE VENUE IS SITUATED AT 180 MAIN ROAD, KALK BAY JUST SOUTH OF THE HARBOUR ENTRANCE

PLEASE DIRECT ANY INQUIRIES TO DEREK STUART-FINDLAY @ 021 788 2502

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AGM 2014 Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

July 16, 2014

Click on this link to download the minutes of the AGM 2014

Treasurer’s Report:

KBRRA TreasReport2014