We left Fort Beaufort and drove 40 kilometers on the R63 to Adelaide. Adelaide is another small town in the Eastern Cape. In 1834 a military encampment named Fort Adelaide was started here and it grew into the town. It was named after the wife of King William IV.
We did not know a lot about the town and did not know where to go. Unfortunately our visit was at the same time as pension day (when all the unemployed and elderly people get their state pensions) and the town was very busy. We spotted the church tower and (because we love photographing churches) drove in that direction.
|The church does not have a corner stone. But it |
has this inscription and date above the entrance
We took some pictures of the front of the church but the main gate was closed. We then spotted an open side gate and went inside. The lady working in the church was very friendly. She and a helper gave us a tour of the church and tower.
After leaving the church we stopped at the War Memorial where husband got out to take a few photos.We arrived in the town at about 11:00 and left about 20 minutes later. Our next stop on our way to Graaff-Reinet was Bedford.