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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 17th December, 2013)

Boer War Memorial (1 of 2)

Boer War Memorial (1 of 2)
Unveiling of the Boer War Memorial in Mesnes Park on Saturday, crowds begin to gather.

Photo: Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Ken R on 17th December 2013 at 00:20

Nice new looking pavilion, who is the new statue, ( I bet it's not a Zulu)

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th December 2013 at 05:55

Nice one Brian....braving the old and wind......well done....cheers!!

Comment by: Harry C. on 17th December 2013 at 08:17

Well done Brian, every time I went into Mesnes Park I wondered when the memorial statue would be replaced. I assume we will see it tomorrow.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 17th December 2013 at 09:40

Brian, a very good photograph ,looking forward to tomorrows , showing the image in all its splendour . Very well done to all involved in the campaign to have the statue replaced. This along with the fountain and other improvements have brought the magic back to Mesnes Park.

Comment by: Ron D on 17th December 2013 at 12:06

I remember there being one or two tanks at the side of this, from WW1 ,but where recycled for WW2.They where not very big.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th December 2013 at 20:48

That is the cold and wind....cheers!!!

Comment by: Mr T on 20th December 2013 at 23:18

Interesting that their were actually two Boer Wars, this statue relates to the 2nd War in which we were victorious, the first we were not so.

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