SX4855 : Civil War Memorial, Freedom Fields - Plymouth

taken 8 years ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

Civil War Memorial, Freedom Fields - Plymouth
Civil War Memorial, Freedom Fields - Plymouth
The memorial bears the following inscription:

'Upon this spot on Sunday December 3rd 1643, after hard fighting for several hours, the Roundhead Garrison of Plymouth made their final rally and routed the Cavalier Army which had surprised the Outworks and well nigh taken the town. For many years it was the custom to celebrate the anniversary of this victory long known as the “Sabbath day fight” and recorded as the “Great Deliverance” of the protracted siege successfully sustained by Troops and Townsfolk on behalf of the Parliament against the King under great hardships for more than three years.'

Few who pass the memorial are aware of the reason for it being there and the part played by the citizens of the town during the momentous days of the English Civil War.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 February, 2010
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 48888 55332 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.7052N 4:7.5982W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 48886 55325
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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