Dick King Memorial
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The monument commemorates the epic 1842 ride of Dick King, who covered the 960-km distance between Port Natal (now Durban) and Grahamstown on horseback in ten days, in order to request help for the besieged British garrison at Port Natal.
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Inscription on the Memorial:
This granite memorial still has the white enamel badge fixed with bronze screws recording the details of the monumental mason:
While still to be confirmed, it is likely that Crankshaw Brothers of Newcastle were responsible for all ten of the memorials.
Ten granite pylons were erected a century later to commemorate Dick King's ride. They were sited at the following points: