Muizenberg gets marked

The plaques.

Blue plaques, similar to those marking places of historical significance in London and other major cities, are to be placed in Muizenberg.


The Muizenberg Historical Conversation Society’s Glenn Babb said the first two had already been made.

One will be placed at Farmer Peck’s Inn, the other, telling of Agatha Christie’s surfing history, will be put up at Surfer’s Corner.

The Farmer Peck’s Inn plaque will be placed on the wall of the South Peninsula College on the corner of Main and Atlantic roads.
Farmer Peck’s Inn, built in 1825, was a famous watering hole for the folk taking their wagons from Cape Town to Simon’s Town.
Travellers all stopped at the inn, owned by the brother of a farmer who farmed nearby and advertised “excellent beds without any fleas.”
The inn was the central point of the development around Muizenberg.
The plague celebrating Agatha Christie’s surfing exploits will be placed on the facade of the Empire Building at Surfer’s Corner.
It celebrates farmed mystery writer Christie, who wrote in her diary in 1922: “The thing I enjoyed the most, I suppose in the Cape Province, was the bathing. Whenever we could steal time off… we took the train and went to Muizenberg, got our surf boards and went surfing together.” 
The first plaques are to be unveiled by Premier Helen Zille, on Monday May 6, at 10am.