The next meeting will be held on:

Saturday January 18 2020 at St John’s Church, Wynberg.  14.15 for 14:30pm

“All the nice girls love a sailor… well you know what sailors are!”
Derek Pratt researches a Simon’s Town marriage which later grew to be a family which proves the words of the old song:
All the nice girls love a sailor, All the nice girls love a tar
For there’s something about a sailor (Well you know what sailors are!)
Bright and breezy, free and easy, He’s the ladies’ pride and joy!
He falls in love with Kate and Jane, then he’s off to sea again,
Ship ahoy! Ship ahoy!

Derek Pratt shares his research on the relationship between a Royal Navy seaman and a Simon’s Town woman, based on a Simon’s Town marriage. The conclusion he comes to is that this particular sailor had a wife in at least two ports!

Contact     David 021 715 5104 / 072 782 3597 davidslingsby@telkomsa.net

Ann on 021 782 7277 / 083 6633 463 annsmythe@gmail.com

Visitors welcome; R20.00 per person, or annual membership R100; R150 for a couple.

Derek Pratt is still hoping for a paragraph or two for the Newsletter on any aspect of your genealogical research. Everyone has a story or you wouldn’t belong to the Society!

Send to Derek Pratt dpratt@mweb.co.za

Members, your help with serving tea or providing eats is appreciated.

We are always looking for extra volunteers

Map and website: www.family-history.co.za

  (Ctrl+click on icon to take you to our Facebook page)  Coords: 34° 00’15.0”S 18° 27’41.8”E

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