Monday, 27 August 2012

Birmingham Blue Plaque; Lord Nelson

"Trafalgar Bi-Centenary 2005. Admiral Lord Nelson, 1758 - 1805, Whilst visiting Birmingham in August 1802, Vice Admiral Viscount Nelson stayed at Styles' (later the Royal) Hotel, which stood  on the site opposite. Such was the impression that Nelson made during his stay, that after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar, Birmingham was the first place in the kingdom to erect a statue to his memory. This foremost statue still stands in the Bull Ring today. The Birmingham Civic Society"

On the wall of Natwest bank, on Temple Row.