I am amazed at how many people who visit the Hugenot Museum in Franschoek are in some way related to the history surrounding the Hugenots and the museum. This is the third response I received from someone who has a direct family connection to the place.
My father, mother and myself visited the monument on 1 May 2013 whilst on holiday.
The monument's history runs deep in our family roots.
I, Samantha Spencer am the great great grandaughter of James Andrew Clift whose company JA Clift Pty Ltd built the monument.
The family tree runs as follows :
James Andrew Clift, founder of JA Clift is my great great grandfather
William Andrew Clift, son of James Andrew Clift is my great grandfather
Patricia Elizabeth Swart, nee Clift, is the daughter of William Andrew Clift and granddaughter of James Andrew Clift and my grandmother
Winifred Alice Spencer, nee Swart, is the daughter of Patricia Elizabeth Swart and my mother
We visit this monument every visit to the Cape as we live in Pretoria and when I saw the flower chain I liked the idea and wondered how many people have responded to the sighting.
Samantha, as you can see, you are the sixteenth person to respond to the flower and the third who has a family connection. Thank you so much for sharing your story.
But it is not only South Africans who enjoy the place. International visitors are equally attracted to the place:
From the UK and touring SAs Western Cape for a one week holiday after two weeks work.
Steve and Sheena Mottershead.