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 Dedicated to those we have lost
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 Trafalgar 21st October 1805
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Chris Green
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Posted - 24/10/2009 :  21:54:18  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In memory of the many who died that day and whose names are held at the National Archives and the HMS Victory archives at Portsmouth Naval Base.

In memory of the maimed who were left with little or nothing except for memories.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.

Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 25/08/2010 :  11:50:25  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It was in response to the need for some form of rescue for the many maimed veterans of the Battle of Trafalgar that the building, which became the National Maritime Museum, was built with the land being donated by the Crown with the proviso that the view of the river from Greenwich Palace should not be blocked, which is why the hospital has two wings divided by a walk.

The hospital received its first veterans some 10 years after the Battle of Trafalgar.

If you head off towards the burnt-out tea clipper, on the right you will see the old Naval Officer's College and to the left of this is the Seaman's Hospital, which was for merchant seamen, originally; though in later years it became the VD Hospital for the Greenwich area.

If you go to the tea clipper and stand facing the pub on the right, directly behind you should be a road and about 50 yards down there is a famous junk shop called 'Robin Bastards' where you get a lot of naval material including source data.

Up on the hill is Greenwich Observatory and the Greenwich Meridian or zero line and if you go further up you will see a small hillock to your left and there is the remains of a Roman Temple enclosure here. Turn right along the main path and you will come to two lines of trees, on the grass to your left and separated by some 30 metres, these mark the sides of the old Roman Road that came up from Canterbury and linked with the Great North Road.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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