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.

If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of autumn then take part in the Festival of Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller.

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

17 thoughts on “Festival of Leaves #8

  1. 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. 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!!!

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