New trustees for Fish Hoek museum

The Fish Hoek Valley Museum recently had new trustees appointed to the board.

The Fish Hoek Valley Museum Trust had new trustees appointed to the board last year by the master of the high court, according to museum curator Sally Britten.

Sub-council manager Desiree Mentor was appointed as chairwoman and Eddie Wessel as deputy chairman.

The other trustees are Gillian Anderson, Beverley Frieslich, Glenn Babb and David Smith.

Ms Britten said they were enthusiastic about taking the museum forward with the help of the Fish Hoek Valley Historical Association and the volunteers who keep the museum open, Tuesdays to Fridays from 9.30am until 12.30pm .

Ms Britten said was is advisable to phone ahead of visiting.

The entry fee is R10 per person and children enter free. Groups of up to 20 are welcome and, if arranged in advance, a historical talk can be given and limited refreshments served.

Displays include a room devoted to Peers Cave, known as Skildergat, and the ancient people who lived there, including a collection of Stone Age tools.

Other rooms tell stories of whaling, fishing, the natural world, the early farming years and the town itself.

Fish Hoek Valley Museum is not only about Fish Hoek. It includes Clovelly, Noordhoek, Sunnydale, Capri, Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Kommetjie through to Scarborough.

The museum is at 59 Central Circle, next door to the civic centre. Parking is available. To arrange a visit outside of its normal visiting hours, call Ms Britten at 076 662 3500.