Thursday, August 28, 2014

Commemorating the Settlers

I often wonder how many Port Elizabethans have climbed the Campanile as adults (not counting going up there as kids on a school outing).  I for one can put my hand up as I do it at least once or twice a year.  Last week I went up with the St Dominic Priory grade 6 classes.  The Campanile was completed in 1922 to commemorate 100 years since the landing of the British Settlers in 1820.  It was built on the landing beach where the Settlers first put foot on African soil.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing that you climb the Campanile so often, Jonker. I remember my MIL telling me that she climbed it once when they lived in PE in the 80's .