Nelson’s column from London 2012

nelsonscolumnlondon2012This version of Nelson’s column can be seen in the National Maritime Museum.

It was one of the props used in the show jumping events which were hosted in Greenwich Park during the London 2012 Olympics. It was presented to the National Maritime Museum by British Showjumping in time for Trafalgar Day, 2012.

Andrew Finding, Chief Executive of the British Equestrian Federation said “We are immensely proud of the achievements of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes throughout the Games of London 2102 and are delighted to dedicate part of one of the Olympic Games show jumps “Nelson’s Column” provided by our colleagues at British Showjumping, to the National Maritime Museum as a perpetual memory of an outstanding experience for us at Greenwich.

“In doing so we express our heartfelt thanks to the people of Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum for their tolerance and hospitality throughout London 2012. We are eternally grateful – thank you.”

The 6.5 metre tall prop was built by Bob Ellis Equestrian Services.

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