My five year old son loves the movie Zulu. While we were still in the cemetery (of my previous post) he wanted to see the graves of three soldiers that actually took part in the battle at Rorke’s Drift. Although we did not have time to go seeking out these graves, to placate him I did take him to these memorials that commemorate those individuals, and also veterans of other battles such as the one that became known as, and a movie made of, The Charge Of The Light Brigade.
Maybe it says something of our society that certain battles are remembered only because of the movies that documented them. Still.
Also remembered are some local firefighters that lost their lives, and people who died working at the colliery pit that used to be nearby.