Festival of Leaves #8

Boer war memorial – morrab gardens, Penzance

The war memorial to honour eight men from Penzance who lost their lives during the Boer War was erected in Morrab Gardens in 1904. The memorial takes the form of a life-size statue of a volunteer soldier in khaki, wearing a Baden-Powell hat, and leaning on the butt end of a rifle. His head is bowed.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    Beautiful! Wishing you a happy Friday, Jude 🙂 🙂 After a walk this morning, I hope to watch Rafa this afternoon. Not sure that he can pull this one off!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Fed did well last night!

  2. BeckyB says:

    Beauty and remembrance – sums up autumn

    1. Heyjude says:

      A subtle, reflective time of the year. Made more poignant for me as my brother’s funeral was on 11 Nov 2011.

      1. BeckyB says:

        oh Jude what a day . . . . sending November hugs xxx

  3. Sue says:

    Beautiful autumn colours, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I suspect they will have gone now, it’s been horrendously windy here this last week.

  4. Su Leslie says:

    It’s a lovely shot Jude. The Boer Wars feel like the forgotten conflicts; I’m always surprised to see how many NZ casualties of the Second Boer War appear on our war memorials.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed. They don’t get much of a mention. Far too many wars and I often wonder why, despite all this remembering, there have been wars happening all over the world since the war to end all wars!!!

      1. Su Leslie says:

        I wonder that too ☹️

  5. Beautifully framed statue. How come it looks so clean?

  6. Jo Shafer says:

    A beautiful setting for this memorial. I know very little about the
    Boer War preceding WWI, only that it occurred and that England was involved.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It seems we have been at war forever in one place or another.

  7. Lovely photo…but the comments..have touched my heart. Thank you, Jude.

  8. You’ve framed the memorial beautifully, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was looking for leaf colour really, and this was a good focal point.

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