Anglo Boer War Anniversary Weekend Richmond

Date: 30th May 2013 to 1st June 2013

Richmond hosts the 111th anniversary weekend of the Anglo Boer War with visits to historic sites, interesting talks by experts on a wide range of aspects of the war, wine tastings, good food and good comradeship.

The Programme

Thursday 30 May                 

  • 11h00: Youth Programme, supported by the Anglo-Boer War Museum
  • 14h00-17h00: Field Trip to Merriman (Richmond Road) Station, Blockhouse and British Fort
  • 19h00: Dinner - Karoo Potjiekos

Friday 31 May

  • 07h00-08h00: Breakfast 
  • 09h00 Session 1: Die Vrouemonument, Bloemfontein, 100 Jaar,  Ľn Fotobeeld (Johan van Zyl)
  • 09h30 Session 2: Verklarings van Boerevroue - Die Havenga Verslag (Dr Jan van der Merwe)
  • 10h15 Session 3: The History of Black Involvement in the Anglo-Boer War (Rodney Constantine)
  • 11h00 Session 4: Die Transvaal Hotel in Pretoria se Register van die Oorlog (Prof Fransjohan Pretorius)
  • 11h45 Session 5: The Involvement of the USA in the Anglo-Boer War (Emeritus Prof Louis Changuion)
  • 13h00-14h30 Session 6: Lunch: Braai at Deelfontein
  • 14h30 Session 7: Field Trip to The Imperial Yeomanry Hospital site at Deelfontein (Kobus Nel, Dr Arnold van
  • Dyk, Darrel Connolly) & visit to Mynfontein
  • 18h30 Session 8: Boer & Brit Wine Tasting
  • 19h00: Dinner

Saturday 1 June

  • 07h30 Session 9: Boer & Brit Breakfast (Annatjie Reynolds)
  • 09h00 Session 10: Kolonel Scobell en die Kaapse Rebelle (Dr Arnold van Dyk)
  • 09h45 Session 11: Boererebel van Britstown: Edwin Conroy (Edwin Conroy Jnr)
  • 10h30 Session 12: Boererebel van Middelburg: Johannes Strydsman (Johan van der Walt)
  • 11h15 Session 13: The Man who would Kill Kitchener or the Man who Killed Kitchener? Fritz Joubert
  • Duquesne: Boer Rebel and German master spy, DVD and discussion (Emeritus Prof Louis Changuion)
  • 13h00-14h00 Lunch
  • 14h00-14h45 Session 14: Oorsig van wapens gebruik gedurende ABO (Dr Ron Bester)
  • 14h45-15h30 Session 15: Boer Rebels and their executions (John Donaldson)
  • 15h45 Session 16: Re-enactment - Boer Executions
  • 16h00 Session 17: Tour through Richmond and Sundowners at Vegkop Fort
  • 19h00: Dinner
  • 20h00 Session 18: Post-dinner Session: “Op Kommando”

Sunday 2 June

  • 07h00-09h00: Breakfast

All inclusive packages

Package 1: Thursday/Friday/Saturday (30, 31 May, 1 June)

  • Accommodation: for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, plus;
  • Meals: Thursday: Dinner; Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting, Dinner; Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting, Dinner; Sunday: Breakfast.
  • Total : R1430

Package 2: Friday/Saturday (31 May, 1 June)

  • Accommodation: for Friday and Saturday, plus
  • Meals: Friday: Lunch, Wine Tasting, Dinner; Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting, Dinner; Sunday: Breakfast.
  • Total : R1075

Package 3: Saturday (1 June)

  • Accommodation: for Saturday, plus;
  • Meals: Saturday: Lunch, Wine Tasting, Dinner; Sunday: Breakfast.
  • Total : R550

For more information please contact: John Donaldson at 081 270 8827 or


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