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Pietermaritzburg 10 years 2 months ago #282

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Pietermaritzburg (PMB or Maritzburg), the capital of Natal and, as such, a major centre during the Natal operations.



Source: ILN 25 November 1899
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Pietermaritzburg 8 years 2 months ago #9634

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I was in Pietermaritzburg in 2007 and took this photo of the towns defences as they were in 1899. The map is in St Georges Garrison Church at Ft Napier.
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'The funeral of Sir William Stokes at Pietermaritzburg

Sir William Stokes dies on August 18 [1900] after a very short illness. The funeral took place on August 20. A firing party of 300 men led the procession, their rifles reversed. The coffin was placed on a gun-carriage, and beside it walked the pall-bearers. They were officers of senior rank in the RAMC. After came all the medical officers followed by other officers of the garrison. The officer in the kilt is Captain Meiklejohn VC, ADC to the Governor. His read coat was, with the Union Jack, the only bit of colour in the whole scene. Captain Meiklejohn lost an arm at Elandslaagte. Our illustration represents the procession passing through part of the hospital, Fort Napier, where Sir William Stokes had worked with such skill and kindness up to within a day or two of his death. The group in the background was composed of patients, who saluted the coffin as it passed. Sir William Stokes was on the eve of starting for home, his work being finished. A farewell concert was given at the hospital so that the convalescents might say good-bye to him. It took place on the Tuesday before his death and he was able to come to it.'



Source: The Graphic, Volume 62
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For the defence of Pietermaritzburg

The people of Pietermaritzburg have been prepared for a possible attack on the town. The Rifle association and the Town Guard have been continually under arms. Our illustration, which is by Allerston, Pietermaritzburg, shows the men marching to parade for inspection by General Wolfe Murray.



Source: The Graphic 13 January 1900
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Pietermaritzburg 1 year 8 months ago #66149

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Absolutely fabulous, lovely to actually see Wade's shop!


djb wrote: For the defence of Pietermaritzburg

The people of Pietermaritzburg have been prepared for a possible attack on the town. The Rifle association and the Town Guard have been continually under arms. Our illustration, which is by Allerston, Pietermaritzburg, shows the men marching to parade for inspection by General Wolfe Murray.



Source: The Graphic 13 January 1900

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Apparently Henry Wade's shop was on 107 Church Street so I am just looking on Google Maps to see if it is still there
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