The Trafalgar Way at Canada House

The Trafalgar Way at Canada House (HM27ZO)

Location: London, England WC2N 5NJ Greater London
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 30.462', W 0° 7.741'

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The Trafalgar Way
At Canada House

On Monday, 21" 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 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 horses and at a number of intermediate points.
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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HM NumberHM27ZO
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Year Placed2012
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Date Added Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699230 N 5710193
Decimal Degrees51.50770000, -0.12901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.462', W 0° 7.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 27.72" N, 0° 7' 44.46" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near A4, London England WC2N 5NJ, GB
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