2005

SP2382 : World War II plaque, Cyclists' War Memorial

taken 18 years ago, near to Meriden, Solihull, England

World War II plaque, Cyclists' War Memorial
World War II plaque, Cyclists' War Memorial
The obelisk originally commemorated the cyclists who served in the First World War as scouts and messengers, often behind enemy lines lonely, dangerous and sometimes fatal work. Built of concrete faced with Cornish granite, it was unveiled by Lord Birkenhead on Saturday, May 21st, 1921 in the presence of thousands of cyclists. The inscription is at SP2382 : Inscription on the Cyclists' war memorial
A plaque was added to commemorate cyclists who gave their lives in World War II.
Meriden was a fitting location because before the war it had become a popular destination for the cycling enthusiasts of Birmingham and Coventry.

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SP2382, 73 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 29 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 October, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2396 8223 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.2513N 1:38.9386W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2396 8223
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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