06 November 2012

Bedford

We arrived in Bedford at about 12:00 after driving the 25 kilometers from Adelaide.    This small town was established in 1854 on Andries Stockenstroom’s farm Maasstroom.  He named the town after his friend, the Duke of Bedford. 

As we drove into the town we went pass the Bedford War memorial.  This memorial is on the middle of a traffic circle.  The streets were quiet and with no other people in sight we drove around the memorial again and took photos of each side.





















We continued to drive on the main road through the town (the only tarred road) and drove past a few interesting old buildings.  We then stopped to get some fuel.  The husband was ready to leave but I wanted to drive through some of the other streets of the town. So we turned around and drove through the town a second time.

In one of the streets we saw the beautiful stone church.  This is the Presbyterian Church was built in 1864.

 

















We spend about 20 minutes in the town before continuing to Graaff-Reinet.
 

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