Searching for Exmouth’s tank
I am currently carrying out research on World War One Presentation Tanks and I wonder if any of your readers could help me. The research I am carrying out is on behalf of the Friends of the Lincoln tank, and I am trying to find out about tanks that were p
I am currently carrying out research on World War One Presentation Tanks and I wonder if any of your readers could help me.
The research I am carrying out is on behalf of the Friends of the Lincoln tank, and I am trying to find out about tanks that were presented to towns and cities around the country, after the end of the First World War. These tanks were given in appreciation of National War Savings contributions made by these towns. They invariably became popular as places for children to play and climb, and this, together with some anti-war feeling, meant that most had been removed by the Second World War. In fact, only one now remains, at Ashford, in Kent.
Exmouth's tank was presented to the town on September 9, 1919, with a ceremony taking place on The Esplanade.
It was then sited in the Esplanade Gardens, next to two captured German Field Guns until they were scrapped in November 1935.
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This is all I know and any snippets of information, memories or photographs of the tank, no matter how small, that anyone could give me would be much appreciated.
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