A beautiful windless winter day greeted visitors at Middle North Battery above Simon’s Town on Sunday the 16th of June. Around sixty members of the public made their way up the hill and settled on the grass banks overlooking False Bay, joining the countdown to experience the sight and sound of the old RML cannon. Warrant Officers Martin Venter and Harry Croome again masterfully loaded and fired the gun, interspersed by regular commentary on the history of the battery and the gun. When the smoke finally cleared Captain Chris Dooner (the chairperson of the Friends of the Museum) took those interested on an informative “underground bunker tour” of the battery. All the while, the Friends of the Museum (Lisa de Wet & family) were braaiing and selling tasty boereworsrolls and cold cooldrinks, adding to the atmosphere of the special day. All and all – a most enjoyable day out!
Photos: Michelle Croome.