Simon's Town

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Simon's Town

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Simonstown

(sī`mənztoun), town, now part of City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality, Western Cape prov., SW South Africa, on False Bay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a seaside resort and a station of the South African navy; industry centers around ship construction and repair. There is also a fishing industry, and fish oil is processed.

Simon's Town was founded by the Dutch in 1741 as a naval depot and named for Simon van der Stel, governor of Cape Colony from 1679 to 1697. In 1814 the town became the headquarters of the British South Atlantic squadron. In 1957 the base was turned over to South Africa. For a time Simon's Town took on renewed strategic importance when the Suez Canal was closed after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The oldest English church (consecrated 1814; rebuilt 1834) in South Africa is in Simon's Town.

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Far below the jagged points of the boulders bristled up, dark and menacing.
After a while a familiar face with fixed eyes and an open mouth became visible in the intense obscurity amongst the boulders. She uttered a low cry and stood up.
She had been scrambling amongst the boulders of the Raven and now found herself, all out of breath, standing amongst the heavy shadows of the rocky islet.
He had turned for that portion of the forest which abutted on the cliffs, and thus the mad race was taking the entire party farther and farther from the boulder where I lay concealed.
The prayer finished, they resumed their seat in the shadow of the boulder until the child fell asleep, nestling upon the broad breast of her protector.
Instead, she sat down on the boulder beside the girl.
Gilbert sat down beside her on the boulder and held out his Mayflowers.
And I sat down on the boulder the good man had just left, and opened the parcel to see the nature of my gifts.
The boulders also hit many other houses in the village but caused no loss of life.
This can cause problems if the boulders are too large to be handled with the digging equipment or cannot be effectively cast with the overburden.
The boulders are being lent to the project by GreenWood.
Tenders are invited for Supplying trap / granite /quartzite / gneiss stone metal of 80 mm size by bringing the boulders at the road side breking them tc required gradation including conveying the boulders and stacking the brocken metal etc complete.