SP0786 : Statue of Admiral Nelson

taken 3 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

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Statue of Admiral Nelson
Statue of Admiral Nelson
This statue of Admiral Nelson in Birmingham was the first statue of Nelson in Britain, surprisingly as far from the sea as it is possible to be in England. Nelson visited Birmingham in 1802 and was feted wherever he went. Three years later he was dead, killed in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar. Killed during his greatest victory when the Royal Navy's 27 ship engaged the 33 ships of the combined navies of France and Spain. It was a remarkable victory with the Royal Navy losing not a single ship, but destroying one French ship, capturing 10 others, along with 11 Spanish ships.

The statue was sculpted by Sir Richard Westmacott and unveiled on 25 October 1809. It was the first statue in Birmingham to be funded by public subscription.
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Saturday, 2 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 6 March, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Admiral Nelson 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0730 8659 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.6315N 1:53.6370W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0730 8656
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