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Bristol Civilian War Dead Memorial

Bristol has 3 churches that were damaged by bombs in World War 2, and two of them have been left as they were (with minor strengthening) as a memorial to the bombing of the city between 24 November 1940 and 11 … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire Regiment ABW Memorial in Bristol

The Gloucestershire Regiment South African War Memorial may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates: 51.457683°  -2.608860°, on an island in Queens Road, Bristol. The Memorial was unveiled on 4 Mar 1905, and attended by: Field Marshal Earl Roberts VC KG KP … Continue reading

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The Fourteenth Army Memorial

In the same space occupied by the Bristol Cenotaph in Magpie Park is the The Fourteenth Army Memorial.  The Fourteenth Army, also known as the Forgotten Army,  was a multi-national force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. It’s  operations in the Burma Campaign were easily … Continue reading

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Bristol Cenotaph

The Cenotaph in Bristol may be found at  Google Earth co-ordinates 51.454987°,  -2.596391°. in Magpie Park, Colston Avenue, Bristol. I believe the area around the cenotaph as recently been remodelled so everything is in a reasonably good condition.  War Memorials Register entry … Continue reading

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British Rail Class 43 HST.

I saw my first Class 43 in Bristol in 2015, and I have to admit I was not sure whether to be impressed or nonchalant about it. As far as I was concerned they were not visually very attractive, but … Continue reading

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Gronow Davis. VC

Gronow Davis  (16/05/1828 – 18/10/1891), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 June 1857, Issue: 22014, Page: 2165,  reads: “Royal Artillery. Captain Gronow Davis. Date of Act of … Continue reading

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