2014

SJ8398 : Manchester Cenotaph, Remembrance Sunday

taken 9 years ago, near to Manchester, England

Manchester Cenotaph, Remembrance Sunday
Manchester Cenotaph, Remembrance Sunday
Poppy wreaths laid at the foot of Manchester's Cenotaph. This year, a large crowd gathered for the annual Remembrance Sunday* ceremony which was the first to take place at the city centreís newly-relocated war memorial in St Peterís Square.

The Manchester Cenotaph, built in Portland stone, was erected in 1924 as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the First World War. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, it is similar the Cenotaph in Whitehall which was also designed by Lutyens; "a pylon in diminishing stages with a figure of the Unknown Soldier draped in a greatcoat on top". It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building (English Heritage ID:457622 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

*In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is held on the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 am in 1918.

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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 9 November, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 9 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9802 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7194N 2:14.5801W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9804
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