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  • Helderberg, Somerset West, Vergenoegd 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on the bell and bell tower on the Vergenoegd estate. The estate Vergenoegd has a large bell tower. Also the bell has good dimensions. However, the sound is disarmingly short. The decorations are ...
  • Helderberg, Somerset West, Vergelegen 

    Le Beurrier
    Photographs and information on the bell of the Vergelegen wine estate in the Helderberg area. The estate Vergelegen has a very interesting bell hanging in a yellow tower from 1958. The wine estate Vergelegen dates from the ...
  • Helderberg, Somerset West, Onverwacht, Die Bos 

    Grave, Jan Albert de
    Photographs and information on the bell of the Onverwacht-Die Bos estate, one of the oldest bells in South Africa. For a very long time the Onverwacht-Die Bos estate has been the property of the Morkel family. During the ...
  • Helderberg, Somerset West, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Gillett & Johnston (Firm)
    Photographs and information on the bell of the Dutch Reformed Church in Somerset West. The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk has moved from its previous location around 1940. At that time also a new bell was installed in the ...
  • Helderberg, Somerset West, Morgenster 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on Morgenster estate and its bell. At the estate Morgenster we found a rather old bell that definitely has been a former ship’s bell. It is roughly made with two moulding wires at the top and ...
  • Helderberg, Somerset West, Methodist School 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on the Methodist School in Somerset West and its bell. In front of the neighbouring Methodist School stands a recently constructed bell tower that looks too large for the rather small bell for ...
  • Helderberg, Somerset West, Lourensford 

    Gillett & Johnston (Firm)
    Information and photographs of the bell at Lourensford estate, Somerset West. The bell in Lourensford is mounted in a rather unusual but pretty bell tower. The bell itself is professionally made but the crown has been ...