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Feb 14, 2016

Floating memorial to popular general

The statue of Sir William Nott in the centre of Carmarthen wasn't the only 3D depiction of the military leader to be made after his death in 1845. A ship owner paid tribute by naming a new ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

sailing vessel after the general and commissioned a full-length carving of him - in uniform - as the ship's figurehead. His funeral in Carmarthen drew the largest procession which had yet been seen in Wales, the press reported. Queen Victoria was among the subscribers to the Nott Square statue, made from guns captured by British soldiers from indigenous people in northern India. For more on this story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes to the right of the statue plinth. Or click here