TQ3281 : Wenlock & Mandeville outside St Paul's

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Wenlock & Mandeville outside St Paul's
Wenlock & Mandeville outside St Paul's
During the Olympic & Paralympic period I saw many of these mascots around London but these two are far taller than the rest as is evident by the contrast with the people
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.
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill in the City of London and the seat of the Bishop of London. The present building dates from the 17th century.

It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren with the first stone of the cathedral laid in 1677.

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Monday, 27 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 August, 2012
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Religious sites  City, Town centre 
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London 
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St Pauls Cathedral 
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