The Jameson Raid “Stump” Monument: Doornkop

Continuing from the Vlakfontein Monument I now went to the site of what is loosely known as the Stump Monument.

Next to “The Brickworks” is the spot where the cottage stood where Jameson surrendered to the Boer forces (Google Earth co-ordinates:  26° 12.441’S, 27° 48.431’E). I had missed seeing this site before, but the images here were kindly taken for me by Leon Engelbrecht in 2009.

The stump in 2009

The stump in 2009

There were two seperate plaques although both said basically the same thing. There was even a resemblance of a fence.

Between when the original images were taken in 2009 and February 2012 the stump has been reduced to a blackened piece of charcoal, and the fence has also been stolen.

The stump in 2012

The stump in 2012

stump05I also realised that there were two similar granite plaques, which I had not realised from the images taken in 2009.

That concluded my excursion into Doornkop. There are two more Jameson Raid sites to mention at this point. The first is at Burgershoop Cemetery in Krugersdorp, and the second is in what is known as Randfontein Estates Gold Mine Military Cemetery.

© DRW 2009 -2018. Created 20/04/2011. Edited and some images expanded 02/02/2012. Special thanks to Leon Engelbrecht for the inspiration to find these memorials and photographs of the “stump”, as well as Alpheus Cele for remembering where the graves in Randfontein were. Moved to blog 07/02/2014. 

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