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Dorchester in Dorset County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Trafalgar Way

 

—Dorchester —

 
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By Michael Herrick, August 3, 2018
1. The Trafalgar Way Marker
Inscription.
The Trafalgar Way
Dorchester - 11th Post-Horse Change
On Monday, 21st October 1805 the Royal Navy decisively defeated the Combined Fleet of France and Spain off Cape Trafalgar south of Cadiz. This victory permanently removed the threat of invasion of England by the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte.

The first official despatches with the momentous news of the victory, and the death in action of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson, were carried to England on board H. M. Schooner PICKLE by her captain Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere.

Lapenotiere landed at Falmouth on Monday 4 November 1805 and set out “express by post chaise” for London, following what is now The Trafalgar Way. He took some 37 hours to cover the 271 mile journey, changing horses 21 times. The 11th such change was made at Dorchester on the morning of 5th November at a cost of two pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence.

Lapenotiere delivered his dispatches to the Admiralty at 1 a.m. on Wednesday 6th November. The news was passed to the Prime Minister and the King at once and special editions of newspapers were published later the same day to inform the nation.

Erected by Dorchester Town Council on 24th August 2005
to inaugurate The Trafalgar Way from Falmouth to London
and
to
The Trafalgar Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 3, 2018
2. The Trafalgar Way Marker
honor the men of Dorchester and South Dorset who fought for their country at Trafalgar.

 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 50° 42.895′ N, 2° 26.258′ W. Marker is in Dorchester, England, in Dorset County. Marker is at the intersection of Trinity Street and Prince’s Street, on the right when traveling north on Trinity Street. Touch for map. Located in Antelope Walk, a narrow alley lined with small shops. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Antelope Walk, Dorchester, England DT1 1BE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Ferrey Architect (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Church World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Pump (within shouting distance of this marker); St Peter’s Parish World War I Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Benjamin Ferrey Architect (about 90 meters away); Tolpuddle Martyrs (about 120 meters away); Dorchester World War II Monument (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Roman Walls (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorchester.
 
Also see . . .  The Trafalgar Way on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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