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The likeness to Mel Smith is striking if inappropriate.
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He doesn't have the nose!
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An interesting and poignant memorial that I passed on a walk through Tilburg



Translated the plaque says:

"May 10 1940
A Bomb
14 casualties

Window to the past
Mirror of the present"

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Usually on my bicycle rides along the King Albert Canal I stay on the North side, 2 weeks ago I crossed and went on the south side and came along this memorial that I had never seen.
It's to honour 2 British soldiers that died and were burried here in september 1944. A few years later they got a proper burial place on the local cemetery.









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Korean War Memorial, Tallahassee, FL.


The piece of the ring that's missing, is on the ground behind and is carved with "LIFE" on its side.

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Robert Holden Memorial

During the late 1980's and early 1990's, I raced motorcycles with some success in New Zealand. I’d quit racing dirt bikes at the age of 28 and decided to try my hand at road racing.
New Zealand is ‘small place’ and, in the motorcycle racing community, pretty much everyone knew everyone else. However, a few people were quite special; one of those was the late great Robert Holden who was tragically killed in a race crash on the Isle of Mann in 1996. Regardless of competition, we all missed Roberts class and competitiveness.
In the early 2000's, I got a call from a friend in Wellington, Grant, who had carved a memorial statue for Robert to be placed at one of his favourite NZ race tracks: The Whanganui Street Race circuit.
Grant was heading up from Wellington with another friend, Chris, to put it in place and asked me if I’d help. I said “Of course I will” and headed down from Auckland early that cold rainy morning on my Ducati motorbike. My trip was about 500km each way, Grant and Chris had about 200km one way and were in a ute carrying the carving.
A concrete pad had been placed for us and we set about carefully placing the statue and cleaning it up afterward.
While we were there, Barbara Lett, who co-owned a motorcycle shop with her husband Joe, turned up to help. There wasn’t mush left for her to do so, instead, she invited us back to her home for lunch and hot drinks.
I’m happy to say that this memorial is still in place and has been fenced off to protect it from accidental damage.
Okioki i te Rangimarie Robert (R.I.P)

So, when I saw this thread here on Dyxum, I decided that Robert’s memorial would be prefect.

1. Grant (the artist) working on the carving, Chris in the background and Barbara watching

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2. Chris, Barbara and Grant. My Ducati across the street

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3. Job Done!

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"The equestrian statue of King Ludwig I of Bavaria"

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