Feeding lot for the Cape Parrots

Feeding lot for the Cape Parrots

Dear Hogsback community.

On behalf of the Cape Parrot Project, I would like to share a little about our planting initiative at the Bluff. This is in light of the poor condition of many of the trees, that I’m sure many of you are wondering about.

The Bluff site was selected as Cape Parrots frequently visit the Bluff during certain times of the year, and this municipal land was made available through Ian Weir, who has approached the municipality regarding maintaining the area.

The goal has been three fold: Keep on reading

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Christmas Services

Christmas Services @ St Patricks

Rev Margaret Fourie is back to take the Christmas services – Sunday 24th at 10am; Christmas Day 25th Holy Communion at 8am and Christmas Family Service at 10am and Sunday 31 December 2017 at 10am. We welcome you back, Margaret, and look forward to your services.

Christmas Services

Christmas Eve 24 December 2017 at 5:30 at St Patrick’s: Carol/Crib Service. Bring your children along. The service will capture the Christmas story in song with the children assembling the crib. Gwyneth Lloyd will sing special items. The Service will be led by Norma Fivaz and Ann Webster.

Christmas Day 25 December 2017 at 8am at St Patrick’s: Holy Communion.

Christmas Day 25 December 2017 at 10am at St Patrick’s: Christmas Family Service by Rev Margaret Fourie. We were hoping to hold the Christmas Family Service in the Arboretum but the Forestry is not able to open the roadway yet. Let’s hope that by next Christmas we are able to return to the forest for our service. If there is any change I shall let you know.

New Years Eve 31 December 2017 at 10am at St Patrick’s: Holy Communion by Rev Margaret Fourie.

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Pets Mince

Pets Mince

I make mince for your dogs and cats using chicken.
Available in 1kg blocks, which are pre-cooked.
All you have to do defrost and serve.
Priced at R20.00 per block.
Contact Gerald  082 928 2785
I can be contacted on whatsapp as well.


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The Hogsback History Tapestry

The Hogsback History Tapestry

A few years ago members of Hogsback got together with the idea of producing a unique Hogsback History Tapestry which would be inclusive and show our heritage. Trevor Webster wrote a history in 10 stages and artists illustrated each. Then 8 people volunteered to make tapestries of 8 different stages. The completed tapestry hung in the VIC from 2014.

Now that the Municipality has ended our use of the VIC we should make an alternate plan for the display of the tapestry. I write to ask the Hogsback community for ideas of what should be done with the tapestry. We need a volunteer to display the tapestry in a public place like an hotel (the present visitors centre does not have the space).

The tapestry consists of 8 joined cloth embroidered panels, each 77cm high and 104cm long, totalling 8 1/2metres long.

Another thought is that, in addition, photos be taken of each and they be placed in glassed boxes in a safe central public place, perhaps off the main street, for visitors and residents to be able to see easily.
Please reply to Trevor Webster, trevann@procomp.co.za , with ideas.

The 8 panels are:
1 The Beginning of the World by Fiona Almeleh;
2 Nature: mountains and rivers by Deanne Love;
3 Nature: plants and animals by Madelaine Barry;
4 Early hunter-gatherers, Khoisan by Suneya Harvey;
5 The Coming of the amaXhosa by Margaret Fourie and Lynn Wostenholme;
6 The Coming of the Missionaries by Lynn Johnston;
7 The Establishment of Hogsback by Carol Nieth;
8 Hogsback a Growing Town by Deanne Love.

An example of the first of the panels:

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