Tourist visits Ladysmith to learn about her greatgrandfathers history

first_imgDesperately wanting to know more about her great-grandfather’s history, Shelly Champion and her husband Steve came to Ladysmith to find out.Living in the UK, this dynamic couple arrived in Ladysmith on Wednesday morning. Local historian / tour guide Liz Spiret helped them dig up the history of Shelly’s great-grandfather, Anzela Cooper.Visiting the Anglo-Boer War sites in Ladysmith, Shelly and Steve were intrigued by the history behind it all.Shelly’s great-grandfather, Mr Cooper, enlisted in the army when he was only 14 years old. Many years later, he married and had two beautiful girls.Three weeks before he left to go and fight in the Boer War, he lost the love of his life, his wife. His aunt had to help him raise his daughters while he went to fight for his country.Now in 2017, all these years later, his great-granddaughter was determined to follow his route to Ladysmith, where he died fighting for the United Kingdom.Mrs Champion told the Ladysmith Gazette that being here for the very first time was amazing. “The people were so friendly and helpful, especially Liz Spiret, and we learnt so much,” smiled Shelly.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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