NO4212 : Vincenzo Lunardi's monument

near to Baldinnie, Fife, Great Britain

Vincenzo Lunardi's monument
Vincenzo Lunardi's monument
This small monument stands right in the very SW corner of this square. The inscription reads:

"Vincenzo Lunardi, born Lucca, Italy in 1759. He ascended in a hydrogen balloon on the 5 Oct 1785 from the garden of Heriot's Hospital Edinburgh. He landed at Coaltown of Callange in the Parish of Ceres, having travelled 46 miles. This was the first aerial voyage in Scotland."

He landed in the field behind the monument.
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Tuesday, 27 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 420 120 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:17.8123N 2:56.3247W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 42 12
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