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Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario

The Royal Canadian Naval Association Burlington Branch, unveiled that Naval Ships' Memorial Monument, May 14, 1995, with approximately 5,000 spectators, including over 1,000 veterans in attendance.

The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the 31 warships and the 2024 Naval Personnel of the Royal Canadian Navy and the 75 ships and 1466 merchant seamen of the Canadian Merchant Navy who were lost during World War II.

The cairn and ships' remembrance wall is Cambrian Black granite, inscribed with the names of all the 527 Warships that served during World War II in the Royal Canadian Navy under the white ensign, and of the 370 merchant ships that sailed under the red duster of the Canadian Merchant Navy. The ships' names are in gold, the crests are carved and in full colour. A bronze statue of a seaman tops off the cairn.

The memorial is located near the willow trees in Spencer Smith Park. If you served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, your ship's name is on the remembrance wall.

Naval Ships' Memorial Monument
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Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie statue on Cathedral Green in Derby City Centre

Bonnie Prince Charlie set up camp at Derby on 4 December 1745, whilst on his way south to seize the British crown. The prince called at The George Inn on Irongate, where the Duke of Devonshire had set up his headquarters, and demanded billets for his 9,000 troops.

He stayed at Exeter House, Exeter Street where he held his "council of war". A replica of the room is on display at Derby Museum in the city centre. He had received misleading information about an army coming to meet him south of Derby. Although he wished to continue with his quest, he was over-ruled by his fellow officers. He abandoned his invasion at Swarkestone Bridge on the River Trent just a few miles south of Derby. As a testament to his belief in his cause, the prince – who on the march from Scotland had walked at the front of the column – made the return journey on horseback at the rear of the bedraggled and tired army.

Lucilla

Jan. 10th, 2014 03:05 pm
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Lucilla

Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla or Lucilla (March 7, 148 or 150-182) was the second daughter and third child of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Roman Empress Faustina the Younger and an elder sister to future Roman Emperor Commodus.

Taken at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto September 2007

Cherub

Jan. 11th, 2013 12:42 am
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Little Angel

Sorrow

Jan. 11th, 2013 12:31 am
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Sorrow

AS you all know I do love to tease the Dr Who fans with my Stone Angel photographs.








You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it. ~ Author Unknown

Angel

Jan. 11th, 2013 12:03 am
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AS you all know I do love to tease the Dr Who fans with my Stone Angel photographs.

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AS you all know I do love to tease the Dr Who fans with my Stone Angel photographs.
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Untitled by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy)
Untitled, a photo by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy) on Flickr.



I do so like to tease the Dr Who fans with my stone angels
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Untitled by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy)
Untitled, a photo by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy) on Flickr.



I do so like to tease the Dr Who fans with my stone angels

War

Oct. 1st, 2012 07:36 pm
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Grief by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy)

War Statue of the Boer War Memorial in Leicester

In the South African, or Boer War, between October 1899 and May 1902, Leicestershire lost over 300 men. The memorial was funded by public subscription, and was unveiled in July 1909. It is located in the corner of Town Hall Square at Every Street / Horsefair Street.

The sculpture comprises statues by Joseph Crosland McClure of Leicester Art School, within a design by John Breedon Everard (of Everard and Pick). The bronze inscription panels are mounted on large granite pedestals, which are surmounted by three scultures by McLure: "Grief", "Peace" and "War".

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Through this spaces a shaft of sunlight falls at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Armed Forces Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, ALrewas, Staffordshire

Part of the statues within the Armed Forces Memorial Alrewas Staffordshire.

This memorial is for those members of the British Armed Forces and their ancilliary staff killed since the end of WWII

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Armed Forces Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, ALrewas, Staffordshire

Part of the statues within the Armed Forces Memorial Alrewas Staffordshire.

This memorial is for those members of the British Armed Forces and their ancilliary staff killed since the end of WWII

Tears

Jul. 28th, 2012 03:04 am
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Tears by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy)
Tears, a photo by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy) on Flickr.




Armed Forces Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, ALrewas, Staffordshire

Part of the statues within the Armed Forces Memorial Alrewas Staffordshire.

This memorial is for those members of the British Armed Forces and their ancilliary staff killed since the end of WWII

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The Engine of Evolution By Marc Quinn - Beyond Limits Exhibition 2010 - Chatsworth by Melodysparks (Chris Preedy)

This beautiful statue appeard at the Beyond Limits Exhibition 2010 at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire



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Major Oak Sherwood Forest

The Major Oak is a huge oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest,near the village of Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept. It weighs an estimated 23 tons, has a girth of 33 feet (10 metres), and is about 800–1000 years old. In June 2002, the Tree Council designated the Major Oak one of fifty Great British Trees in recognition of its place in the national heritage.

Since the Victorian era its massive limbs have been partially supported by scaffolding to help preserve it majesty. In February 1998, a local company took cuttings from the Major Oak and began cultivating clones of the famous tree with the intention of sending saplings to be planted in major cities around the world

Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Rufford Abbey Lime Tree Avenue

Lime Tree Avenur Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey is an estate in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England. It was originally a Cistercian abbey. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century it became a country house.

The abbey was founded by Gilbert de Gant, on 12 July 1147 and populated with Cistercian monks from Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire.

The English Pope, Adrian IV gave the blessing for the abbey in 1156,

Robin Hood and Marian at Edwinstowe

Robin Hood & Maid Marian statue at Edwinstowe

SHerwood

The borders of Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood and Little John at Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood and Little John at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
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One mile north of the city centre of Nottingham on the edge of the Forest Recreational ground near to Hyson Green is the Rock Cemetery.

This cemetery is rather unique it’s built out of sandstone rock and is the site of former sand pits cut into the 230 million year old Bunter Pebblebed Nottingham sandstone rock looking like old style Necropolis, catecombes and caves. These rocks, caves and old sandpits detrermined the layout of the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by Edwin Patchitt a local solicitor and took several years to and was still being built when it opened in 1856.

The Nottingham City Council took over responsibility for the Cemetery in 1965 and it remains in their ownership.

It is now a closed cemetery in that no more buriels take place other than of those peope who already have a reserved plot or family vault.

The uniqueness of the cemetery creates a wonderfully picturesque site on the outskirts of the city with many unique monuments and tombs.

Angel 1

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Shipstone Family

Lead me to Heaven


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