The monthly meeting will not take place on the third Saturday of August (21/08/2010) because of a clash with the meeting of the National Executive committee.
This meeting will take the form of a cemetery recording outing on Saturday 28 August 2010 to a couple of farm cemeteries in the Eikenhof area. We will meet at 11:00.
John Stephens is looking at the possibility of organising a light lunch for participants at a reasonable price if there is sufficient confirmed interest. Please contact John at 011-948-9676 or Iris at 082 881 5850 to indicate your interest a soon as possible.
Members able to offer a lift and members who require a lift should also contact John or Iris without delay.
The information and photographs obtained will be submitted for inclusion in the GSSA Cemetery Recording Project and the eGGSA Gravestone Project. This is our opportunity for newcomers to "learn the ropes" as well as for all members to "pay forward" by augmenting the body of information available in these projects for the benefit of all researchers.
What to bring
The Branch has 8 clipboards and will provide the data capture forms.
Comfortable clothes and shoes; hat and sunblock; drinking water; snacks; fold up stool or chair; umbrella to eliminate shadows when taking photographs; reflective material like mylar or a hand mirror to augment lighting (NB. unprotected mirrors are liable to get dropped and BREAK with eco-unfriendly consequences); cell phone and digital camera; GPS (if you have one); writing materials like pens, pencils and a pad or notebook for notes (and clipboard if you have one); small brush to remove accumulated dust from inscriptions; wet wipes and/or paper towels for cleaning hands etc.
Members meet at 11:00 at the N G Kerk Danie Theron on the Vereeniging Road (R82). (GPS coord. 26d 20m 33.5s S; 27d 59m 6.9s E). See the attached map and below for driving directions.
Please note the change in time which will allow us to avoid the colder part of the day.
How to get there
Directions to Ned. Geref. Kerk Danie Theron – Eikenhof for Cemetery Recording on 28 August 2010 at 11.00
Turn off at the Show Ground (Nasrec) offramp and keep Left on to Rand Show Road;
Turn Right into the first street (Aerodrome Rd)
Continue to the T-junction (Chris Hani Rd which becomes Columbine Rd;)
Turn Left here;
Continue over three robots and
Turn Right to Vereeniging at the fourth robot just after the bridge over the M1-S;
(This is the extension of M1-S and becomes the Vereeniging Road - R82)
Continue past N1-South / Soweto off-ramp and Southgate Mall.
Continue on the Vereeniging Road (R82) over three robots (+- 9 km)
After the third robot (R550/R554 crossing) continue on the R82 for another 1 km.
The Danie Theron Church is on your left. Continue and turn LEFT at the 'Grasmere R550' sign and double back to the church entrance.
This is where we’ll meet. (GPS coord. 26d 20m 33.5s S; 27d 59m 6.9s E)
Phone John at 011-948-9676 or Iris at 082 881 5850 if there’s a problem.