History of Hogsback & Stories of Amathole Heritage

Trevor Webster is one of our beloved storytellers in Hogsback and a historian of note. His book on the History of Hogsback has been a best seller in Hogsback for years and is now in its second edition. 

His family has been involved in Hogback since his grandfather built a wattle and daub holiday home, Komkhulu, in 1932 and he was the first baby to be christened in St Patrick on the Hill Chapel.  Five generations have been returning to Hogsback for reunions and him and Ann, his wife, are now happily retired here.  He is an enthusiastic parkrunner and can leave most locals in the dust!! He is also the warden of the little chapel that he was baptised in!!

The wealth of interesting stories from our heritage, not only in and around Hogsback, is sure to thrill all who will attend his talks. Last year this session was so oversubscribed that we decided to do 2 sessions this year and you will be able to enjoy his talks at 11am and at 4pm at the Hogsback Inn.

Ever wondered if and where there is a hangman’s tree?  What are some of the legends to arise out of the mists and forests of the Amatholes? Come and listen to Trevor and enjoy his interactive presentation. 

You don’t have to book for this talk , and we will be collecting donations for Jikani, an outreach that Trevor feels strongly about.

This event will take place on Saturday 27 July at from 11 to 12 o’clock at the Hogsback Inn

The famous  over 14 m long Hogsback Tapestry will also be on display all weekend at the Hogsback inn. Mae sure that you go and take a photo of it for the scavenger hunt (Hint) 

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