2014

SP2382 : Memorial to cyclists who fell in the Great War, The Green, Meriden

taken 9 years ago, near to Meriden, Solihull, England

Memorial to cyclists who fell in the Great War, The Green, Meriden
Memorial to cyclists who fell in the Great War, The Green, Meriden
The Army Cycle Corps employed cyclists as scouts and messengers secret, vital and dangerous roles. "Theirs was a lonely life; theirs very often was a lonely death". The sombre memorial was unveiled by Lord Birkenhead, 21st May 1921, before a throng estimated at 15,000. Many had cycled there on that hot sunny Saturday. Meriden being in the 'Heart of England' and its popularity as a destination among Midlands' cyclists made it an appropriate location for this national memorial. Sadly, the modern-day setting of busy shops and on-street parking adds no dignity.

Reference: The Obelisks of Warwickshire. Warwickshire Gardens Trust 2014 / Brewin Books, ISBN 978-1-85858-515-4

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Cyclists' War Memorial [12] · Shops [9] · Park [4] Other Photos: · Cyclists memorial, Station Avenue, Filey ·
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SP2382, 73 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 21 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 April, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2394 8224 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.2568N 1:38.9562W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2391 8226
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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