Merchant Navy Memorial - Navigator - Newport, Wales.
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N 51° 34.918 W 002° 59.550
30U E 500519 N 5714545
Quick Description: Merchant Navy Memorial - A tribute to the men and women of Newport, Wales, who lost their lives in active service during the Second World War. The 25 feet high memorial was sculpted by Sebastien Boyesen
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/27/2012 11:02:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMFJQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"The idea to commission a memorial to the merchant seamen of Newport grew out of a feeling in the town that the role that the merchant navy played in both World Wars had not been properly recognised. Jim Blackborow, an ex-seaman, started a campaign to provide a memorial and to raise funds towards its cost which helped bring the desire for a memorial to the council's attention. A limited competition was set up by the Welsh Arts Council Commissions Service which resulted in the design which was accepted." Text Source: (visit link)

"Merchant Navy Memorial, Gilligans Island - A tribute to the men and women of Newport who lost their lives in active service during the Second World War. Newport Borough Council commissioned Sebastien Boyesen in 1989 and the seven metre high memorial was unveiled in April 1991." Text Source: (visit link)

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Relevent website: [Web Link]

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Dawn to Dusk.

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Date dedicated: 1/1/1991

Sponsor(s): Newport Borough Council.

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

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