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Remembered Today:

Lochnagar Crater


towisuk

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Looking superb in the setting evening sun, the new cross after it's erection yesterday morning,

by a fantastic team of volunteers and "Friends of Lochnagar Crater"

regards

Tom

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Superb and ready for tomorrow mornings ceremony.

TT

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Lovely shot!

Roger

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Was there on the 16th - Missed it!

Jim

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Further preparations on-going by the team, ready for the 7:28am service in the morning...

regards

Tom

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Does the new cross have a lightening conductor?

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Does the new cross have a lightening conductor?

Why? To my knowledge the charge has been already set off 95 years ago B)

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I am wondering about blasts from above rather than blasts from below! It would be a pity if the new cross got struck in the first thunderstorm.

David

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I am wondering about blasts from above rather than blasts from below! It would be a pity if the new cross got struck in the first thunderstorm.

David

Hi David, I don't think it is worth while putting a lightning conductor on the cross, it stands on the chalk thrown up around the lip of the crater, chalk would not be a good electrical conductor for the current from a lightning strike.

You would have to install several long ground stakes in the surrounding field...not our property, to achieve anything like a low resistance path to ground. The cost of the copper conductor would be prohibitive, even if you could ensure it wouldn't "dissapear" overnight.

I hope that answers your question

regards

Tom

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I am given to understand that the timbers from the original cross at Locccchnagar were from a church on tyneside. Do the timers from the new cross have any provenance. Dave

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I am given to understand that the timbers from the original cross at Locccchnagar were from a church on tyneside. Do the timers from the new cross have any provenance. Dave

Check out the story of the cross from the Friends of Lochnagar Crater site Dave.....

http://www.lochnagarcrater.org/FriendsArticles.html#NewCross

regards

Tom

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Lochnagar Crater, 6:00am this morning, the sun rises behind the New Cross 1st july 2011

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"Lest We Forget"

regards

Tom

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And the rim of the crater during the service....

Tom

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I walked past the cross yesterday whilst doing an overnight Foncquevillers to Maricourt walk and I thought the cross looked a bit different. However it was about 1.30am so too dark for me to be sure. Hope we didn't wake anyone up who was in the camper vans!

Well done to the Friends of Lochnagar.

Neil

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the cross is oak and come,s from brigg in lincs, made in midgley, wakefield by afriend of lochnagar and transported to france regards, a friend

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the cross is oak and come,s from brigg in lincs, made in midgley, wakefield by afriend of lochnagar and transported to france regards, a friend

There will be an article in the Scunthorpe Telegraph about the new cross in the next few days, local interest being Brigg, the firm who supplied the oak for the cross are located there.

regards

Tom

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All great news! The cross is magnificent. I visit two or three times a year, but back in early June it had not been erected.

Chris

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Well done, those men!!

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