Looking forward to the bicentennial


LIVING HISTORY: Cocks Mill and Cottages will feature in stories of the 2020 bicentennial celebrations for the arrival of the 1820 Settlers

Serendipity with Bev Young

THERE is a nationwide interest in the proposed 2020 bicentennial celebrations/commemoration for the 200 years since the 1820 Settlers landed in Port Elizabeth.

Various webpages have been setup to brain-storm, collate information, and collect as many stories and photographs as can, or might be hidden, in private stashes.

There are many “settler” families who have planned to re-enact the wagon trip from Port Elizabeth – this they have been working on for years.  Obviously, this is an expensive exercise, and mostly self-funded.  Port Alfred, Bathurst, and Grahamstown feature largely in this proposal.

Cocks Mill, on the west bank of the Kowie River, which many have seen before, is one of the local mills that will feature in the stories, along with Bradshaw’s Mill in Bathurst.

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