Former railway station revamp proposed

2017-01-26 06:01
The old railway station in Tongaat. Photo: ANDILE SITHOLE

The old railway station in Tongaat. Photo: ANDILE SITHOLE

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“We urge interested members of the public to come in their numbers on Sunday so that we can share ideas about how to restore the history of our town," said Puckaree.

Desmond Chellan from the Tongaat parliamentary office said the late communication minister, Roy Padayachee, had an idea of opening a heritage site in Tongaat to commemorate the arrival of the 1860 indentured labourers.

"The Peace Park in Belvedere would have been a perfect heritage site for Tongaat. The Tongaat Museam committee must follow the proper channels so that we can approach the relevant departments on national level to assist us in getting an official heritage site.
“The committee needs to visit our offices and we will discuss the matter. The old railway building had been broken into several times and might not be an ideal place for a heritage site."


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