Mapping the future

Members the southern peninsula heritage bodies came together on Tuesday June 12 at Rhodes Cottage to map out future co-operation. The Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society hosted representatives of the Simon’s Town Navy Museum, Fish Hoek Valley Museum, Simon’s Town Museum, SAPS Museum, Muizenberg Improvement District, Kalk Bay Historical Association, Lakeside Residents Association, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and Cultural Spaces of the City of Cape Town Heritage. The full board of the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society, Glenn Babb, Chris Taylor, Daniel Blaauw and Melodie Morris, acted as hosts. There had long been a joint desire to co-ordinate actions and events between heritage bodies in the southern peninsula and make this historic part of Cape Town a heritage destination. Discussions included setting up an online platform where events can be shared with the public. The Hop-on-hop-off bus service also will pass through on its way to Cape Point and this promises to better highlight heritage sites. Pictured, are members the Southern Peninsula heritage bodies during a meeting at Rhodes Cottage.