NEWSLETTER NO. 10.
1. NOTICE OF NEXT GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS.
(a). Lecture by Professor N.G. Garson.
At the last meeting we were treated to a most interesting lecture by Professor Garson from the Witwatersrand University. Professor Garson traced the events of the 1890's which led firstly to the Jamieson Raid, and finally to the outbreak of the Anglo Boer War. The study of the strategy employed in the actual battles is one side of our learning - the study of events leading up to these battles is another. The integration of both makes history live. Our thanks to Professor Garson for his interesting lecture.
(b). Conducted Tour of Two Ladysmith Battlefields.
In the last newsletter I informed members that the Ladysmith History Society intended organising a lecture tour of the Vaalkranz and Spioen Kop battlefields. I predicted that these tours would be of a high order. I was not disappointed. Ten of our memoers formed portion of the party of over 100 who were taken to various parts of the battlefields such as, Mount Alice, Three Tree Hill Area, Acton Homes and the summits of Spioen Kop and Vaalkranz. From each of these vantage points we were told the story of the battles as they developed.
I should like to convey our very sincere thanks to the Ladysmith History Society for a most interesting week-end.
A letter has been received from Mr. A.A. Mount of Benfleet, Essex, ENGLAND, as follows:-
"I have recently purchased the following medals presented to A. Humbley (or A. Humbly).
(a). B.S.A. Co Medal (for Rhodesia) to Trooper Gifford's Horse.
(b). Cape of Good Hope (Clasp, Bechuanaland) to Private - Cape Police.
These medal rolls are not available at the Public Record Office in LONDON, and I should like help from your members. Other information required is the history of the Units concerned."
Come on you collectors! But please correspond direct with Mr. Mount.
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