TA0489 : Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers

taken 4 years ago, near to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers
Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers
A statue on Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough. Passers-by are reading the plaque, which tells the moving tale of Fred's life. Born the son of a Durham miner in 1921, he became a brick-layer. Called up at the start of the WWII,he served first in the Royal Artillery, and later became a Regimental Police Officer.
He was a member of the forces which liberated Bergen Belsen.
The statue was made by Ray Lonsdale, and was originally intended to remain for four weeks; it was saved for the town by the generosity of a lady called Maureen Robinson.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0400 8951 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:17.4384N 0:24.2249W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0402 8950
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