SO9522 : The Cheltenham Elephant Invasion Mosaics revisited - Mosaic 1

taken 1 month ago, near to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The Cheltenham Elephant Invasion Mosaics revisited - Mosaic 1
The Cheltenham Elephant Invasion Mosaics revisited - Mosaic 1
Description by Terry Jacombs from SO9522 : The Cheltenham Elephant Invasion Mosaics!
The Cheltenham Elephant Invasion Mosaics!
In 1934, three elephants from Chapman's Circus visiting Cheltenham were paraded through the town and one of them invaded a local seed merchants (Bloodworths). Whether an accident or a deliberate publicity stunt - who knows? The event is portrayed in five mosiacs in the passage leading from Grosvenor Place South to the High Street on the wall of a 1970s/1980 retail development. There is still a Bloodworths store in Cheltenham, on the Bath Road, now a pet/hardware/general store.

Without the graffiti.

Elephant Mural (1993) mosaic panels by Turton and Robertson.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 October, 2017
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 951 223 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.9534N 2:4.3311W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 951 223
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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