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31 Jul

WELLINGTON STASIE 150 JAAR IN 2013

Written by  Wellington Tourism

On 4 November 1863 the above engine brought the first train to Wellington Station.  Attached were three carriages – first class, second class and third class.  It was a momentous occasion and visitors came from far and wide to attend the opening ceremony.

Market Square (the Pick-‘n-Pay area) became the hubbub of the village.  The old market hall adjoining Market Square today houses the Wellington Tourism Offices.

Festivities are planned throughout 2013 culminating in a grand ceremony in November.

 

EVENTS CELEBRATING WELLINGTON STATION 150 YEARS – 1863 – 2013

 

Permanent exhibitions depicting the history of Wellington Station at Ouma-Granny House Museum in Fountain Street contact Christine Siebrits d.j.s@mweb.co.zaand Wellingtopn Museum in Church Street contact Olivia le Cordeur welmus@telkomsa.net

16 February 2013 – Klopse procession march from Wellington Station to Boland Stadium – contact Herman Bailey hermey@netactive.co.za

8 March 2013 – International Women’s Day – “Building Bridges” Wellington Station Bridge – organised by Cape Winelands District Municipality in conjunction with the Mayor Gesie van Deventer  - contact Dr Elna von Schlicht hvschlicht@capewinelands.gov.za

April 2013 Hoërskole Sportdag – kontak Gustav Jones by 0845066562

17 en 18 Mei 2013 - ATKV “Konsternasie op die Stasie” – ‘n fantasiese fees vir almal met ‘n piekniek en musiek Vrydag en die groot makietie op die Saterdag op  die terrein van Wellington Wynkelder.  ‘n Aanslag om in die Guinness Book of Records aangeteken te word met die maak van ‘n reuse melktert.  Almal welkom. Kontak Tharina Schweidler karltha@absamail.co.za

May 2013 – International Museum Day date to be determined – contact Olivia le Cordeur welmus@telkomsa.net

June 2013 – Romantic weekend with DVD of station – contact Albertus Buckle  - particulars to follow at a later date

September – Arbour Day – particulars at a later date

Festival Birthday Celebrations – sponsored by Malan Family of Versailles – contact Coretha Odendal larochellebandb@telkomsa.net– particulars at a later date

 

 

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