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Memorial To Captain Alan Gardner, Survivor of the Anglo-Zulu War 1879

Many of you will, I am sure have seen the film “Zulu”, starring Michael Caine and Stanley Baker. On the 22nd January 2017, the anniversary date of the Battle of Islandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, St Mary’s Church hosted a memorial … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for Captain Alan Gardner, 22nd January 2017

Captain Alan Gardner of the 14th Hussars was one of only 5 officers to survive the battle of Isanlwana, South Africa, 1879 and fought at Rourke’ Drift, made famous in the film Zulu. He is buried in St Mary’s churchyard, … Continue reading

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