Chavonnes Battery Blog - Page 6

The Voice of Time by Willem Steenkamp

Posted on Fri July 17, 2015.

The history of the Noon Gun, chronometers and the Time-Ball Tower. An interesting insight filled with anecdotes and factual information about our Cape Town muzzle loading cannons. A large selection of which is on display at the Chavonnes Battery, some we still fire off regularly.

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The day the lion blinked by Willem Steenkamp

Posted on Sat July 11, 2015.

Lion’s Head played a vital role in the daily business of the Cape in the old days, because the panoramic view from its top made it the ideal place on which to station lookouts who could warn of approaching ships... and then there was the day the lion blinked.

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How Lion's Head got its name

Posted by Willem on Sat July 4, 2015 in The characters.

We asked Willem Steenkamp, "Why Lion's Head?". He shared the story of black-mane Cape lions and adventurers, all colorful characters...

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School group enjoy History of Cape Town

Posted on Tue June 23, 2015.

Grade 7 learners from the Elswood Primary school in Elsies River enjoy an outing to the Chavonnes Battery and V&A Waterfront including "Volks Verhale" storytelling, guided tour, prizes and goodies. Sponsored by PenBev (Distributors of Coca-Cola)

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