To be honest I think the sign should actually read 64 3/4!
Peter has always been fascinated by the Battle of Rorkes Drift, he has read so many books about it and I don't know how many times he has watched the film (albeit a very romanticised version of a very bloody battle which ignores the massacre that followed it). Anyway Private Robert Jones (aged 21) who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroism at Rorkes Drift is buried in the local churchyard. Robert Jones along with William Jones fought the Zulus off through the windows of the hospital. They moved six of the seven patients to safety and all survived the battle. The seventh patient refused to go and when Robert went back for him, he was being stabbed by a Zulu. 150 soldiers fought 3000 to 4000 Zulus that day. Robert returned to Peterchurch, married and had 5 children. Unfortunately nightmares about Rorkes Drift plagued him (today it would be known as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) and he committed suicide aged just 41. Due to his suicide, his headstone faces the other way to all the other headstones around him, such a shame.
We walked the entire length of the village and were quite surprised at how 'new' most of the houses were. We chatted to a lady who had lived there all her life and she said that most of the older houses were in the surrounding hills and that the village, as it is now, had grown in more recent years. Unfortunately we were far too early in the day for Pete to walk into the local pub and announce 'I'M BACK......'!!