A number of special guests attended a meet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building of the much-loved Agtertafelberg Hut.
It was a lovely weekend with at least three of the original work party that helped construct the hut being present for this celebration. For the construction of the hut in 1967, Reijer van der Vlugt was involved in the survey and building team, current MCSA President Greg Moseley nearly broke his back carrying the chimney, and Mike Scott was one of the many willing pack donkeys.
We were also pleased to have Paul Zinc’s daughter, Pauline, along to represent him because her father had been part of the original construction team. Pauline read to us a nice message he had sent about the huge effort involved.
At the opening ceremony in 1967, there were 250 members and guests present. At the 20 years celebration only 40 people attended, but weather was poor. The 50th event on the weekend of 25/26 November 2017 had only 18 members present, including two from the Magaliesberg Section. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful weekend, apart from those who slept over and did the work meet part having to return on Sunday in the howling strong wind.
The Agtertafelberg Hut is in excellent condition, thanks to the hard work of the present and former Hut Convenors, and the Club members who attend the work meets.
The toilet which has had to survive several disasters over the years, was given back its original name plate of “Villa Alpenblick”, which Tony Heher had found in the woodpile.