Pmb’s Delville cross still weeps

2014-07-11 00:00

Legionnaires Dean Arnold, Johan du Plessis and Charlie Dickinson stand in front of the Delville Wood Cross at the Garden of Remembrance.

The Weeping Cross at the garden of Remembrance is one of three made from wood carried back from Delville Wood (one is in the Castle in Cape Town and the other in Durban).

The one in the Moth Garden of Remembrance in Pietermaritzburg oozes resin at the time of the Delville Wood Service. For many years it was stated that it would weep until the last survivor of Delville Wood answered the Sunset Call; however the last survivor died a few years ago in Australia and the Cross continues to weep. Various bodies have tried to establish the reason for this phenomena, but all have come up empty handed.

A service to commemorate the battle of Delville Wood will be held at the Garden of Remembrance at 11 am on Sunday. The public is welcome to attend.

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