City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
The Trafalgar Way at Canada House
At Canada House
The first official despatches with 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 by post chaise for London, covering the 271 miles in 37 hours. He drove past this point shortly before one in the morning of Wednesday 6th and turned down Whitehall to reach the Admiralty where he delivered the despatches to the Secretary to the Board with the words,
”Sir, we have won a great victory, but we have lost Lord Nelson.”
The route which Lapenotiere followed from Falmouth to London is now known as The Trafalgar Way: it is marked by bronze plaques at the 21 stages where he is known to have changed
Unveiled by His Excellency Gordon Campbell, OBC, High Commissioner for Canada, on 6 November 2012 to honour the men from territories that became constituted in the Dominion of Canada who fought in the British Fleet at Trafalgar.
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Location. 51° 30.462′ N, 0° 7.741′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Memorial is at the intersection of Cockspur Street and Whitehall, on the left when traveling east on Cockspur Street. Located in front of Canada House in Trafalgar Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1Y 5BJ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles James Napier (within shouting distance of this marker); The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson’s Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Trafalgar Square (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rugby Football Union (about 90 meters away); Major General Sir Henry Havelock (about 120 meters away); Imperial Standards of Length (about 120 meters away); Royal Marines Memorial (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . The Trafalgar Way on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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