Category Archives: Exhibitions

A tribute to The Springbok Blue

When, some years ago, I first started to research the South African Military Hospital, the reaction of many local residents to the news that there had ever been a hospital in Richmond Park was a sceptical raised eyebrow.   Last year, … Continue reading

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The SAMH at the Museum of Richmond

The Museum of Richmond’s current exhibition, 1914–1918: Richmond at Home and at War—Local Stories and their International Links, includes a display on the South African Military Hospital in Richmond Park.  I was asked to supply information on particular aspects of the … Continue reading

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Common Cause…and thank you, Scotland, you remembered

During the years following her withdrawal from the Commonwealth, South Africa was not officially represented at the annual National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, although throughout the long years of isolation, South African veterans were able to participate in the march past of ex-servicemen which … Continue reading

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