Sidbury is a village in the Albany district of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
Historical Sidbury lies just east of Shamwari Game Reserve. It forms the tip of a triangle with Alicedale and Paterson, south-west of Grahamstown. It is a small village modelled, in the 1830s, in the English village of Richard Daniel’s memory. Today it still boasts two beautiful churches and a number of war graves that bear tribute to what was once war-torn grassy fields.
This area was part of a series of fierce battles fought between British settlers and local people who regarded this land as theirs. A famous visit by Queen Victoria in 1861 to Sidbury placed the little village on the map and the celebrated Sidbury cricket grounds continue to host exciting games to this day.
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