NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Graves of the Rorke’s Drift Survivors

The Graves of the Rorke’s Drift SurvivorsCatch the Navy 3 or Green 10 to Ruddington Church.

A short walk along Vicarage Lane will take you to Shaw Street Cemetery. It contains the graves of no less than three of the survivors of just 150 British and colonial troops who successfully defended the Rorke’s Drift garrison against an intense assault by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors in South Africa in 1879. The recently restored headstones of Privates Caleb Wood, James Marshall and Robert Tongue (pictured) can all be found fairly easily.

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