Local Information Wanted for Maritime Museum

By Pete Mason

Photo:Marching on Pretoria

Marching on Pretoria

For such a major event as the Boer War there doesn't seem to be a lot locally. The museum have a progamme for the Peace celebrations but apparently the Earl of Sheffield gave a silver plate rosebowl to each of the returning troops- has any one got one that I could photograph for the museum (or you could always loan it for display)?


Pete, Newhaven Maritime Musuem


Phone: 01273 612530

This page was added by Pete Mason on 29/07/2008.
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Have a look at this ROOTS CHAT SITE.

Info on a Newhaven man presented with a rose bowl. The thread was as recent as june this year.

Also look at the forum page item

By R
On 29/07/2008

Does anyone know of any names of local people who fought and died in the Boer war?  I'm sure there must have been a few from the Newhaven / Denton / Heighton & Tarring Neville areas. Perhaps now just recalled as names in family stories? Military memorials for that war do not list home towns of those killed, so it is a mammoth (almost impossible) task to check each name. Peter Mason

By Peter Mason
On 27/06/2009

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