Community comes together to restore museum town to its former glory

Community comes together to restore museum town to its former glory

- A museum town in Mpumalanga known as Pilgrim's Rest has been restored to its former glory

- According to Cairan Farnholt, community members worked together to get the town back to what it used to be

- Cairan shared some stunning images of the little town to Facebook's #ImStaying group

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The community of Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga has worked hard to return the small town to its former glory. The town is known as a museum town and was established in the late 1800s; it is truly something out of a storybook.

According to a post on the #ImStaying group by Cairan Farnholt, the local community of Pilgrim's Rest worked together to get the little town back on the map. Cairan shared a series of images of the stunning town.

The rustic aesthetic of Pilgrim's Rest should pull in a lot of tourists.

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Community comes together, restores town to former glory

The community of museum town Pilgrim's Rest worked together to restore their home to its former glory. Image: Cairan Farnholt
Source: Facebook

Cairan's post read:

"The local community worked together to get #Pilgrimsrest back on the map. Pictures were taken yesterday! #ImStaying"

Stayers enjoyed the images of the quaint town and shared so in the comments section. Take a look at some of the responses below:

Celeste Van Niekerk Jooste said:

"I am so glad. One of my all-time favourite places to visit. Used to go there regularly."

Reiny Maher wrote:

"Wonderful to see, hope they keep it up, what an improvement to when I was there a few years ago."

Joy Heffer commented:

"So glad it's looking so beautiful, just an amazing place to visit."

Happy Siwela added:

"Love this place. My grandfather worked here back in the day."

In other inspiring stories, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a South African man who was overwhelmed and overjoyed after his lost wallet was returned. Taking to Facebook's ImStaying group, PJ Lekota shared how he had mysteriously lost his wallet.

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The person who found it however had luckily employed the help of social media to locate him so that she could return the belongings.

"I am grateful that we still have good people in this world. Humanity displayed. Today I lost my wallet/man-purse, I was a mess - my whole life is in there.
"After the frustration and the ordeal of blocking cards, some of which I couldn't, I got a message that the young woman by the name of Dimpho Thobejane (Mokwene) somewhere in Mphahlele had it.
"The funny thing is she doesn't know how it got into her mom’s car. They only found it when her mom arrived home from Polokwane city as they were unpacking items from the car. I also don't know how it got there."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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