Street renamed after Langenhoven family

Mermaid Street in Narraville is now officially known as Langenhoven Avenue.

06 May 2019 | Local News

Penelope Martin; Deputy Mayor; “The renaming of this particular street is a sign of appreciation to the legacy…”

Walvis Bay - Karl Philander



Walvis Bay deputy mayor Penelope Martin officiated the renaming of Mermaid Street to Langenhoven Avenue in Narraville recently.

Martin said it was not a surprise that the street naming committee approved the suggestion from the Langenhoven family to rename Mermaid Street. “The renaming of this particular street is a sign of appreciation to the legacy left by of one of the most iconic families in Narraville.”

The unveiling took place on the corner of Mermaid and Albatross Street in the vicinity of the oldest house in Narraville, which was pre-owned by the late Peter and Elaine Langenhoven.

They were the first inhabitants of the suburb and moved into the house on 29 September 1962.

Their grandson Lyndon Langenhoven now resides in the house.

He recounted that his grandfather first came to work as a seasonal fisherman in 1940 in Walvis Bay.

“He was a skipper and worked sardine, anchovy and pelagic vessels. He fell in love with the town and eventually convinced my grandmother to move to Namibia with him.”

Lyndon added the fact that council decide to rename Mermaid Street after his grandfather and mother was a fitting and long overdue tribute.

Martin said despite being confronted by the harsh reality of apartheid, the couple never gave up and opened their hearts to others.

The couple were well known for their hospitality and hosted many people including South African artists such as The Rockets, Richard John Smith, Neville Nash and The Invaders in their home.

Martin said the Langenhoven couple were not only humanitarians, but also astute business people who left their mark in the fishing industry and community in general.

“They facilitated transport and contact references for students from Narraville going to study at the University of Cape Town or high school, because back then, we did not have high schools.”

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