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01-05-2010, 14:17   #1
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The Crimean [have I spelt that correctly ? ] War Memorial is currently homeless as well in several parts- has anyone any suggestions as to where it should be relocated in the city centre?
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01-05-2010, 14:19   #2
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why not outside the town hall? or on barker pool?
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01-05-2010, 14:30   #3
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It used to be at the foot of the Moor. Maybe it should go back there.
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01-05-2010, 14:34   #4
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Well Dink its a bit big and could clash with the war memorial in Barkers Pool. It could fit in well where the fountain was at the top of Fargate. Pity we can't put it near the contemporay Bethel Sunday School in Cambridge Street[dueto come down for Sevenstone]. Anyone got any ideas? Its on Picture Sheffield- any one know how to post an image of it?
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01-05-2010, 14:44   #5
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would it fit next to the town hall? set back behind the bus stops behind maplins?

Its a shame alot of these memorials are hiden like the one in fitzalan square that alot of people dont get to see.
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01-05-2010, 14:54   #6
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Hi Dink and Duckweed,

The memorial's been about Duckwood- wasn't it at Moorhead at some stage?

As for Fitzallan Square the statue of King Ted is usually crowned with plastic bottles and spikes to keep the pigeons at bay. Like Hartshead with that awful piece of public art. the square is basically unused except for marauding skate boaders. I've have to have a look at Maplins-Cheers Dink.
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01-05-2010, 14:57   #7
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I think it would be good right in the middle of St Mary's roundabout.
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01-05-2010, 15:00   #8
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Stick it on top of that big stupid eye sore of a building they built so we can all see it.
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01-05-2010, 17:55   #9
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Seem to remember reading that there was a couple of Crimean cannons with it. Are they with monument?
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01-05-2010, 18:24   #10
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I remember it at Moorhead when I were a lad, then it went to the Botanical gardens - minus the column.

Has the old lass been evicted again ?

Perhaps they could sandblast her and stick her in the new Tudor square.
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01-05-2010, 19:21   #11
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Hi Duckweed,

Believe cannons went for scrap in WW2 ! They kept a Russian cannon, maybe another in Retford.Still there but not the one's from Sheffield.
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01-05-2010, 19:24   #12
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Pity we could have put the cannon outside the town hall
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01-05-2010, 19:43   #13
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Is this it? http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-...pgh/s00202.jpg

Put it in Weston Park

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01-05-2010, 19:54   #14
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Cheers Karl101,

Thats it-the top bit looks like a young Queen Victoria but is supposed to represent Victory and was in the Botanical Gardens. The col-I think- is in several pieces in Upperthorpe while there's a bit missing that the Council sold but don't remember who to !

Hillsborough Barracks is a thought but it should stay in the city centre.
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01-05-2010, 20:00   #15
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Could i ask where that picture was taken? if anyone can identify it? maybe it could go back there if it is possible.
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01-05-2010, 20:10   #16
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Hi Dink,

That's Moorhead - roughly where the electrical store is now- God what do they call it !

Newton Chambers used but it got flattened in the Blitz.
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01-05-2010, 21:37   #17
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Cheers Karl101,

Thats it-the top bit looks like a young Queen Victoria but is supposed to represent Victory and was in the Botanical Gardens. The col-I think- is in several pieces in Upperthorpe while there's a bit missing that the Council sold but don't remember who to !.
I remember the statue in the Botanical Gardens, before they replaced it with that rubbish fountain. It was in a sorry state of repair, I recall a missing hand. I live in Upperthorpe, I've not seen any column shaped lumps of stone, but then, I've not been looking.

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01-05-2010, 21:41   #18
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If you look on this site you will see loads of the monument in its original situation

http://www.picturesheffield.com/database.html
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01-05-2010, 22:01   #19
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it was in Hammond Street playground - is that Upperthorpe? I'll go and look for it if anyone can give me directions.
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01-05-2010, 22:17   #20
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Could i ask where that picture was taken? if anyone can identify it? maybe it could go back there if it is possible.
The photo is looking up pinsonte street towards the peace gardens/ town hall.

The church in the back ground is where the peace gardens is now .

To take a modern image of this phot you would have to stand at he top of the moor pedestrain area with debenhams to your left behind you , furnival gate is in front of you and redgates (!) is to your right

http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o...nt=7000642.jpg

the modern image is taken to the left of the origional the memorail would be in the middle of the white building to our right behind the bus

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