On market day people came from far and wide to buy and/ or sell goods.
This church is a landmark in the centre of town and boasts a fine statue of the Reverend Andrew Murray, a Scot, and one of the pioneer theologians of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. The church building in Church Street was consecrated on 26 July 1840 and it consisted of just a nave. Throughout the years various changes took place with regards to the church building. In 1928 the roof was lifted by approximately two metres.The Dutch Reformed Mother Church’s congregation moved away from the Paarl congregation in 1838. The statue was commissioned by the church and unveiled in 1923.Wellington boasts true country hospitality, some of the most idyllic wedding venues in the Cape Winelans, an award winning wine route, beautiful wine estates and accommodation to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. Wellington lies in a beautiful and fertile valley surrounded by mountains – with Groenberg to the North-East and beyond Limietbberg, the Hawequas and the two Sneeukoppe.Many thousands of years ago, the valley was inhabited by indegenous people, the San and Khoi-Khoi and relics of their implements are still found in the area.Today it is a multi-dimensional cultural centre, The Breytenbach Centre.
The centre opened in 2007 after extensive restoration work.
Wellington was now a pulsating terminus of trains, stage coaches and wagons.
A new era broke in 1871 with the arrival of the Reverend Dr Andrew Murray.
Extensions to the building were added in later years.
The Independent Friendly Society was formed in 1894 as a community service organisation to support members in times of sickness or death.
Wellington’s Public Library was established in 1879.