A better resolution image of the Klip River Rifle Association.
This image has been very kindly supplied by Rick Bisaccia and comes from a collection of photographs by his great grandfather who had a contracting business in Ladysmith and built General White's HQ. Rick's ggf, Alfred Norris, is seated in the front row in leggings.
Two villas in course of erection for T Newton Est, Ladysmith
Contractors. Edward Ryley and Sons, Ladysmith
A trooper of the Natal Mounted Police was killed by a shell inside the house on the left of photo.
Unwelcome attention from the enemy: Gunners crossing the Klip River under shell fire
Our Special Artist writes: 'The position at Ladysmith is such that the Boers can see and shell any part of the camp with their 6-inch gun. When the cavalry returned from the reconnaissance of November 4, they were subject to a hot fire The road into camp crossed the Klip River by a long iron bridge, and the Boers had the range of it exactly. In order to avoid this warm corner, the artillery were brought round to Mulberry Grove and crossed the river by the drift at the bottom of the garden. The enemy saw the change of route, and, before the guns had reached the water, shell after shell crashed over the tree tops and ploughed up the earth in all directions. By a wonderful chance neither a horse nor a man was hit.