Mafeking & the Second Boer War
Collection by P D L • Last updated 3 weeks ago
I lived in Mafeking as a boy from 1947-59. Knew people who had lived through the Siege, eg the Goodyears who ran the museum. Their brother cycled through shot & shell as one of Baden-Powell's messengers, then was killed by a cricket ball! In 1952, I was blown up by a 7lb shell encased in lead being melted by my brother & a friend for catapult slugs. They were killed. I was lucky. Still carry shrapnel, tho', & can still taste cordite. Last casualty of Boer War ordnance ?