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PostSubject: Helpmakaar revisited   Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:44 am

Barry some time back you asked about locating the 'fort'. There has been a few veld fires in the area and these ditches have come to light, its a serious possibility looking at the angles.
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PostSubject: Helpmekaar revisited    Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:56 am

I'll be going there in early april with Paul Naish , he'll know the location of the Fort . In the top pic is that the Cemetery in the background ? .
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PostSubject: Re: Helpmakaar revisited   Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:07 am

Yes top right, I went into the field just to get a different view of the grave yard. Since the fires most of the surrounding trees are gone, then just happened to spot this oblong close by. Interesting if nothing else.


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PostSubject: Re: Helpmakaar revisited   Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:11 am

This is the cemetery area these days, most of the vegetation is down.
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PostSubject: Helpmekaar revisited    Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:45 am

When I was there in 2014 it was basically surrounded by trees and shrubbery , it was like an Oasis in the middle of the bush , I can see the area far better now than then . Thanks for the heads up , will certainly be going there .
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PostSubject: Helpmekaar revisited    Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:13 am

forgot to mention Frank what an excellent pic the last one , it shows the barreness to some extent , as it would've been when it was windswept back in 1879 .
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PostSubject: Re: Helpmakaar revisited   Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:03 pm

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