Sunday, February 3, 2008

the village


The village of St francis Bay stands on land that was bought in 1954, by Leighton Hulett who moved from Zululand with his wife and children. Initially it was set up as a fishing camp where he and his family and friends enjoyed bathing and fishing in this isolated paradise. A small township of 51 plots was laid out in 1956 and at that stage it was still going to be called Cape St Francis. This name was first changed to Sea Vista in 1960. After the establishment of the first approved township Hulett developed the marina glades, the town grew and after a public referendum in 1979 the village name was officially changed to St Francis Bay. His insistence on a specific style of architecture, preserving character, ensured the development of a village that is quite unique.

1 comment:

Clarice said...

It is very developed already