NT4072 : Tranent war memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Tranent, East Lothian, Great Britain

Tranent war memorial
Tranent war memorial
Many war memorials appeared in British towns and cities after the South African War of 1899-1902 (known popularly as the Boer War), but most were constructed after the First World War, known to contemporaries as the Great War (1914-19). These were updated after the Second World War (1939-45), usually by adding a plaque with the names of those killed in that conflict. Almost every town and village in Britain has a memorial erected after the Great War, the commonest types taking the form of a cross, an obelisk or a statue of a soldier. Some occupy a prominent public space; others stand in the local cemetery or can be found inside the local church. Memorials usually commemorate the inhabitants of a particular locality, the former pupils of a school, or the members of a military unit or branch of the armed forces. Other memorials, often bronze plaques placed indoors, commemorate the employees of a private company or public institution.


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NT4072, 59 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Category
War Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 405 728 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6942N 2:57.2344W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 405 728
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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