TQ3079 : Victorian Wenlock

near to Westminster, Great Britain

Victorian Wenlock
Victorian Wenlock
This Wenlock is located in Victoria Tower Gardens
The London 2012 Olympic mascots Wenlock & Paralympic Mandevilles
These two-metre-tall figures have appeared on London's streets in the run up to the Olympic Games. They are made with the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support girder of the Olympic Stadium.

Wenlock's name is derived from the Shropshire village of Much Wenlock which hosted Wenlock Games that inspired Baron Pierre de Coubertin to create the modern Olympics.

Mandeville's name comes from the Stoke Mandeville Games, widely recognised as a forerunner of the Paralympic movement.
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Sunday, 22 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 22 July, 2012
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Flat landscapes  City, Town centre  Park and Public Gardens 
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London 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3024 7904 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7185N 0:7.5151W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3025 7908
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