SJ8398 : Tributes at the Cenotaph

taken 10 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Tributes at the Cenotaph
Tributes at the Cenotaph
Poppy wreaths at the base of the Manchester Cenotaph in St Peter's 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".

The Cenotaph is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building (Historic England List entry Number: 1270697 LinkExternal link. It was re-sited from its original position on the island in St Peter's Square to its present site outside Manchester Town Hall, as part of a major redesign of the city centre and St Peterís Square in 2014(LinkExternal link Manchester City Council).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 839 980 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7194N 2:14.5891W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 839 980
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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