David and Mike
I espy an example of a sectioned (possibly instructional) shell on the lower shelf and the RHS of the window appears to have been covered in with corrugated iron.
These are great illustrations from the Graphic.
A couple of Ladysmith snippets from Louis Creswicke's South Africa and the Transvaal War.
The Hospital train is on its way to Intombi camp with its daily load of sick and wounded.
and a page from the local Ladysmith paper published during the siege.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.