VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 Source Dr Rentia Landman Reid  Genl Ben Viljoen During that time, General Viljoen was unfortunately captured by the British on 25 January 1902 and sent to St Helena as a prisoner of war.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 Source Dr Rentia Landman Reid Genl Ben Viljoen During that time, General Viljoen was unfortunately captured by the British on 25 January 1902 and sent to St Helena as a prisoner of war.

Two members of the ZAR Executive Committee (Cabinet) of the ZAR government, General Lukas Meyer and Mr JC Krogh accompanied by the secretary of the Government D van Velden visited Pilgrim's Rest during May 1902 to inform the burghers of the peace process and to elect representatives for the discussions at Vereeniging.  General Muller was elected to attend the peace talks and he had to leave Pilgrim's Rest. A restructured line of reporting became necessary.

Two members of the ZAR Executive Committee (Cabinet) of the ZAR government, General Lukas Meyer and Mr JC Krogh accompanied by the secretary of the Government D van Velden visited Pilgrim's Rest during May 1902 to inform the burghers of the peace process and to elect representatives for the discussions at Vereeniging. General Muller was elected to attend the peace talks and he had to leave Pilgrim's Rest. A restructured line of reporting became necessary.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 GE Waldeck was a member of the Johannesburg section of the Transvaal Red Cross and he was the official in charge of the Field Hospital at Pilgrim's Rest.34 General Muller appointed him as project leader for the Field Mint but he soon severed his connection with the Mint35 most probably because of his responsibilities at the hospital.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 GE Waldeck was a member of the Johannesburg section of the Transvaal Red Cross and he was the official in charge of the Field Hospital at Pilgrim's Rest.34 General Muller appointed him as project leader for the Field Mint but he soon severed his connection with the Mint35 most probably because of his responsibilities at the hospital.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 Genl Muller with his officers. Willy Barter in the middle row, second from left  Pienaar sitting on the ground next to General Muller, third from the right Source Dr Rential Landman Reid

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 Genl Muller with his officers. Willy Barter in the middle row, second from left Pienaar sitting on the ground next to General Muller, third from the right Source Dr Rential Landman Reid

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902William George Reid (1864-1947)47 Reid was the son of a Scottish immigrant. He received four years apprenticeship in the Cape Colony and had 14 years practical experience in mining workshops where he worked as a mechanic. He was familiar with machinery and he repaired guns and damaged grain mills for the Boers on commando.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902William George Reid (1864-1947)47 Reid was the son of a Scottish immigrant. He received four years apprenticeship in the Cape Colony and had 14 years practical experience in mining workshops where he worked as a mechanic. He was familiar with machinery and he repaired guns and damaged grain mills for the Boers on commando.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 The final product is a particularly beautiful gold coin with a handmade character. Veldpond is classified as Siege Pieces or Money of Necessity. While the team was still in the process of making the coins, the Boers realised the exceptionality of the Veldpond and the burghers exchanged one pound for a Veldpond.  After the war, British soldiers paid several pounds to get hold of a single Veldpond.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 The final product is a particularly beautiful gold coin with a handmade character. Veldpond is classified as Siege Pieces or Money of Necessity. While the team was still in the process of making the coins, the Boers realised the exceptionality of the Veldpond and the burghers exchanged one pound for a Veldpond. After the war, British soldiers paid several pounds to get hold of a single Veldpond.

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 The big punching machine of TGME compared to Perrin's sketch of 1874

VELDPOND: THE TRUE FACTS PILGRIM'S REST 1902 The big punching machine of TGME compared to Perrin's sketch of 1874

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