15 March 2013

Victoria West (2)


After a drive to a monument just outside of Victoria West we parked the car in Church Street and went for a walk.  We stopped at St John’s Church, the Anglican Church designed by Sophy Gray (I will do a whole post about it later)
 













We walked in the direction of the Dutch Reformed Church and saw some beautiful old buildings.  The Town Hall with some Cape Dutch Style gables was opened in 1911.  The building is a National Heritage Site.















Rev Colin Fraser started to hold church services.  In 1843 the congregation was established and they named the town Victoria after Queen Victoria.  The church was completed in 1850.  The tower was added later and it was enlarged in 1922.  It is a National Heritage Site.

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