A window into random stuff that interests me; but mostly motorcycles.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
normally post stuff about bikes and cars and what I’ve been up to in my
garage, occasionally I'll branch out a bit if I find something interesting. This I found quite remarkable.
Representation of the medal
You can live
in a city practically all of your life and still find new things every day. I recently heard about this online
and yesterday, before the football, I went looking for it. It's a very simple memorial to three local men, John Simpson Knox
(Crimean War), Henry May and James Cleland Richardson (both WW1).
The whole memorial
All three were
awarded the Victoria Cross (for those of you in the US, think Medal of Honor) for
heroism and their names are etched on the pavement at Bridgeton
Cross, Glasgow, just opposite the local railway station.
medals have ever been awarded, and three of the recipients came from this one
small area in Glasgow.
I wonder how
many people going about their daily lives actually notice that it is there or give it a seconds thought?