|1fine once Protea gold coin|
During the centenary a variety of memorabilia was on sale, inter alia a map of France showing the origins of the Huguenot families of the Cape.
There was also a map of the south-western Cape showing the farms allocated to the Huguenots. Unfortunately the detail on these maps display too small on the ‘blog’ to be of value as a reference. For interest sake, however, a copy of the title deed of the farm allocated to Charles Marais is shown - 'Le Plessis Marle' has been named after the home town of Charles.
|Tie with Huguenot Cross|
The farm name has since been changed to Plaisir de Merle. Stellenbosch Farmer’s Winery (SFW, now Distell) acquired the farm in 1964 – in view is the main entrance as in 1988