City War Memorial, Nottingham

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The City War Memorial, Nottingham is the main War Memorial for the City of Nottingham. 

The Memorial was designed by T. Wallis Gordon, Nottingham City Engineer and Surveyor.

The foundation stone was laid by Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), on 1 August 1923. Constructed of Portland stone, the gateway is 46 ft (14 m) high and 58 ft (18 m) long, the central arch is 27 ft (8.2 m) high and 16 ft (4.9 m) wide; the arches on either side are 20 ft (6.1 m) and 8 ft (2.4 m) wide. The flanking colonnades, are 20 ft (6.1 m) high and 86 ft (26 m) long. The walls on either side extend the overall length to about 252 ft (77 m).

It was unveiled by Edmund Huntsman, Mayor of Nottingham, on 11 November 1927. The service of dedication was carried out by James Gordon, then Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Nottingham.

It was later adapted to commemorate those people who died in the Second World War.

 

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City of Nottingham
In ever grateful Memory of the Men of Nottingham who gave their lives for their King and Country in the Great War. 1914 – 1918. Erected by their fellow Citizens
Vivit Post Funera Virtus

(Wikipedia)

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The Memorial Gardens, commemorating the dead of World War 1, are early 20th-century gardens laid out on land donated by Sir Jesse Boot. They lie on the Victoria Embankment of the River Trent and incorporate the city’s war memorial in the form of an arch and terrace.

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The earthworks of Victoria Embankment were constructed between 1898 and 1901. The adjacent Meadows Recreation Ground was opened in May 1906. A further area of land was bought in 1920 by Sir Jesse Boot and donated to the Corporation of Nottingham to be preserved as open space and a memorial site in perpetuity. The Memorial Gardens were laid out by Mr J. Parker, the Superintendent of the Nottingham Public Parks Committee, and opened in 1927. ( Memorial Gardens

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Motto: ” A kingdom founded in injustice never lasts.” – Seneca

You know how you murdered Light
When covered Truth with the Lies,
When shouted the door through the night
Where all your kings  are kidnapping  the chance.

You know how you murdered Hope
When crushed the time, laughing  loud
To all your kings who power will drop
For more crimes once they will you  applaud.

You know how you murdered Soul
And then  gladly danced with your rulers.
They will treasure  your criminal hand
And wrap you on golden  status much  cooler.

You know how you murdered Sun
The clocks are beating on peculiar  times.
While left on your  back just darkness and cry
You happy rejoice the dust  of  your crimes.

You know how the history still reinvents
In sad memories, in damn injustice.
The same monsters laughing and seem to be deaf
To all the emotions, the love and the peace.

Too much blind after murdered all,
You only will have just to your  world left alive.
No Light, No Hope, No Soul, No Sun. They’re gone
To heal the holocaust  left behind your drive.

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Wollaton Hall

 

Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion in the heart of Nottingham.

 

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Wollaton is a classic  prodigy house,  “the architectural sensation of its age”, though its builder was not a leading courtier and its construction stretched the resources he mainly obtained from  coalming; the original family home was at the bottom of the hill. Though much re-modelled inside, the “startlingly bold” exterior remains largely intact.

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Wollaton Hall  was designed by Robert Smythson and built by Sir Francis Willoughby between 1580 and 1588 for his family. Now a prominent Grade One listed building, the stunning Hall houses the city’s Natural History Museum along with reconstructed room settings.

The building consists of a central block dominated by a hall three storeys high, with a stone screen at one end and galleries at either end, with the “Prospect Room” above that. From this there are extensive views of the park and surrounding country. There are towers at each corner, projecting out from this top floor. At each corner of the house is a square pavilion of three storeys, with decorative features rising above the roof line. Much of the basement storey is cut from the rock the house sits on.

 

Standing on a natural hill three miles west of Nottingham City Centre, Wollaton Hall is set in five hundred acres of spectacular gardens and parkland. The hall was used as the setting for Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman film, Dark Knight Rises.

The surrounding parkland has a herd of deer, and is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events  such as rock concerts, sporting events and festivals.

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Live your beautiful Life!

While there is life, there is hope! 

Stepping in History

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