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The French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock Featured New Images from the Grenville Collins Collection Print

The French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock

The Free French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock with Cardwell Bay and Gourock in background - Scotland. The war memorial (built in the shape of the Cross of Lorrain) commemorates the Free French forces who fought in the Second World War and stands on the western brow of the hill. It has plaques commemorating the loss of the Flower-class corvettes Alyssa and Mimosa, and of the submarine Surcouf. Locally, it is also associated with the memory of the loss of the Maille Breze which blew up at the Tail of the Bank. Date: circa 1950s

Wheel worked by dog - turning roasting spit, Carmarthenshire Featured New Images from the Grenville Collins Collection Print

Wheel worked by dog - turning roasting spit, Carmarthenshire

Wheel worked by a dog for turning the roasting spit - used until the end of the first quarter of the 19th century. This example was the property of the late Sir John Williams, Bart. and was formerly fixed in the Hall - part kitchen, part Dining Room - of Pilrhoth, Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire and removed only when the house was demolished. Date: circa 1905

Czech Republic - 10th All Sokol Rally in Prague 1938 Featured New Images from the Grenville Collins Collection Print

Czech Republic - 10th All Sokol Rally in Prague 1938

A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation). The Sokol (which translates as Falcon') arose as the first Czech Gymnastic organisation in the 1860s. Between the First and Second World Wars the organisation grew to have a million members. The Sokol programmes were organised to have mass appeal across all strata of Czech society and across all age groups. Miroslav Tyrs (1832 -1884) (pictured top right) was a key exponent of this approach and is duly being honoured by the ranks of passing Sokol participants. Tyrs believed that a nation must be physically fit, morally on a high plane and intelligent in order to secure independence and retain it. Elevated to Doctor of Philosophy at Charles University and a member of the Education Staff of Riegers Encyclopedia, Tyrs formulated his Sokol plan, creating an entirely new gymnastic terminology. The next twenty years of his life were devoted to Sokol. He was the first Physical Director, editor of the Sokol paper and creator of calisthenics and exercises, placing the whole system on a firm scientific basis. This card commemorates 20 years of the event. Date: 1938