The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire

Last weekend we visited The National Memorial Arboretum for the second time, this time on a day trip from Nottingham to Shrewsbury with our walking group, The Nottingham Wayfarers. Last time we were here, we were told by one of the guides that the vertical holes in the walls of the central memorial were aligned with the sun’s position at 11:00 hours on every Armistice Day (11 November).

I thought I’d check this out using Google Maps and The Photographer’s Ephemeris, which allows you to see where the sun and moon are, at any time and place – if you’d like to have a look yourself, the postcode is DE13 7AR.

The centre walls of the National Memorial Arboretum

The centre walls of the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum

... as seen on The Photographer's Ephemeris.

… as seen on The Photographer’s Ephemeris.

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