Wellington Barracks

Wellington Barracks
From an old postcard

The town of Wellington in Western Cape province, South Africa is 80 km/50 miles north of Cape Town. The population for the district in 1991 was 37,400. Wellington is situated in the most prosperous fruit and vegetable growing area in South Africa, and has canning and dried-fruit factories, and wineries. The town is named after the 19th-century British commander, the Duke of Wellington and it was here that Wellington Barracks was situated. The town of Wellington was one of the earliest Huguenot settlements in southern Africa and became known because of Wellington College, one of the first educational establishments in South Africa.

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