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Reichenau Trappist Mission – the lost activities

A recent walk around this Mission truly brought home the industriousness of the Trappist Monks and their successors. Aside from the centerpiece, St Andrews Church are the large derelict remains of the extensive workshops and agricultural buildings. There is evidence of a large dairy, piggery and what were well equipped workshops.   What a shame that all these activities have come to an end.

Remains of the cattle barns

The abandoned dairy

Part of the large dairy and piggery complex

The abandoned piggery

The piggery and cattle pens

Silos serving the dairy, piggery and cattle feeding pens

Reichenau’s St Andrew’s Church – the centre-piece

Collapsing workshop buildings

Interior of former workshops

Extensive outbuildings – now in ruins

 

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KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

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