In heritage circles, the end of February always means the commemoration of the Battle of Amajuba, the success of the Boers during the First Anglo-Boer War of 1880-1881. This is commemorated on the 27 of February. We will celebrate this event with a member’s evening at the Potchefstroom Museum.
Johan Wolfaardt, our chairperson, recently, during research, unearthed some previously unseen photographs of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, the English regiment, who at the time, was beleaguered in Potchefstroom. The siege of Potchefstroom lasted from 16 December 1880 to 21 March 1881 when about 320 people were forced to stay in the fort of Potchefstroom, about 75 X 75 m. The Royal Scots Fusiliers were led by Lieutenant Colonol RWC Winsloe.
- Date: 27 February 2019 at 18h30
- Venue: Potchefstroom Museum, Sol Plaatjie Avenue
- Costs: R40 per person. (Fruit salad and ice cream will be served.)
- RSVP: Kindly contact Danell de Wet (083 751 7336) if you will attend. NB: Guests are always welcome at our members’ evenings.
Lieutenant Colonel RWC Winsloe, commander of the Royal Scots Fusiliers during the Siege of Potchefstroom. (Photo: Potchefstroom Museum)