'The anniversary of the relief of Ladysmith: A labour of love in the Intombi Cemetery
A branch of the Loyal Women's Guild has lately been formed in Ladysmith, and at one of their earliest meetings decided to have all the graves of the soldiers who gave their lives in the defence of Ladysmith decorated with flowers. It was decided that the fittest time to decorate the graves would be on the anniversary of the Relief of Ladysmith, February 28, so contributions of flowers were asked for from all parts of Natal. A very large and beautiful collection of flowers and wreaths was received and he ladies of the Guild laid them reverently in the cemeteries of Ladysmith, Intombi, Surprise Hill, Nicholson's Nek, Waggon Hill and Caesar's Camp. All of these resting places are fenced and well cared for.'
Old friends: Shells for sale in a shop window at Ladysmith
Throughout the sieges at Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking one of the amusements of the besieged has been the collecting of pieces of the shells with which they have been bombarded. The competition to secure these momentos has been remarkably keen, and as soon as a shell burst a rush was made to the spot to secure fragments. The natives in particular were very enthusiastic in the matter of collecting cases, fuses and other pieces, their business instincts revealing to them that there was a ready sale for such to dealers in the towns and to curiosity hunters generally. Shop windows where shells were exposed for sale always attracted a small crowd, Tommy being much interested in recognising his old acquaintances.