Krugersdorp and Districts War Memorial. Krugersdorp

The Krugersdorp and District War Memorial seems almost forgotten in Monument Street, Krugersdorp (aka Mogale City). And at the time (2008) I was impressed that it had not been too desecrated and the field gun was in a reasonably good condition. It commemorates the men from Krugersdorp and districts who fell in WW1 and WW2.

The Memorial in 2008

The Memorial in 2008

However, returning in 2013 it was a different thing altogether. The field gun had been stripped bare of anything sellable and was plastered in graffiti, while parts of the memorial were daubed with graffiti.

photograph from 2013

photograph from 2013

Sadly the area around the memorial was looking decidely tatty too, with broken paving, litter and an generally unkempt look. Unlike many of the memorials on the East Rand, those on the West were looked after, and I hope that the situation does improve for this very impressive memorial.

© DRW 2008-2018. Images added in May 2013. Moved to Blog 25/01/2015.

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