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PostSubject: Fort Northampton   Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 am

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Im looking for a photo of Fort Northampton showing the Northamptonshire Regiment taken around 1884. Ive seen it years ago and cant remember who owned it but I have a gut feeling its either you or Ron.
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:44 am

Frank,

That would be Ron.

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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:49 am

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PostSubject: Fort Northampton    Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:33 am

Hi Frank
Quite certain I've seen it in a couple of publications , just dont ask me which one's ! hahahahahaha Joker Joker You need to study mo You need to study mo You need to study mo
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:37 am

Hi Gary
I was hoping Ron would see the post. Im going up to RD in a couple of weeks and wanted to get a "then and now" shot.
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PostSubject: Fort Northampton    Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:39 am

Well done , I had heard that no work had been done on the ' Palace ' since I left in May , let's hope it's more of the same ! .
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:59 am

Gary if its like the "bridge" we will be in for the long haul. I will have a look see.
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PostSubject: Fort Northampton    Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:13 pm

Yes looking forward to your report !
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:34 pm

For the later site of Fort Northampton take a look at page 19 of IK's "Zulu War Then and Now".

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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:57 pm

That's not quite correct. Northampton is further up the bank into Zululand. Presently its in a backyard of a couple of houses. there are/were a couple of embankments and the original well point. I will see if I can dig out the photos for you Steve.
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:11 am

Thanks Les but not the one Im looking for.

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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:25 am

Steve I have e mailed a couple of shots taken around 10 years ago, if you could post for me? Im up there in a couple of weeks time it will be interesting to see whats left, if anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:28 am

Frank's photos of Fort Northampton location..

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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:03 pm

john just think on the effort to chop through that stone for around two meter. No porta packs and jackhammers. One has to wonder why the hell they didn't just stroll down to the river? scratch scratch scratch scratch
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PostSubject: Fort Northampton    Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:50 pm

Hi Frank
I was there in 2016 , there's also a smallish cemetery not to far away .
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:02 pm

More photos from Frank. The small cemetery near Fort Northampton.
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PostSubject: Re: Fort Northampton   Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:31 pm

If this is the cemetery located to East side of the D30 after you cross the bridge over the Buffolo from Rorke’s Drift then it does contain the remains of the soldiers of 2/24th who died of fever in the days following the famous action.  The graves are not marked but the names are commemorated on Melsop’s 24th Memorial at Rorke’s Drift.

I recall when I went to Fort Northampton, a local Zulu said we have not seen an Englishman here since 1880s! Not many visitors go to Fort Melvill on the other side of the Buffolo from Fort Northampton.

Two other good sites to visit are in the Eastern Cape - Fort Warwick (D Company 1/24th) and Quintana ( G Company 1/24th).
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