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#1 speedman13

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:30

Can anybody shed any light on the memorial that used to be on the inside of La Source haipin at Spa.
It seems to have been removed sometime during the mid 50s.
Who was it for.
Was it relocated.

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#2 Geoff E

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 16:11

Possibly a memorial to Richard Seaman ... if so, it was allegedly still there in 1958 http://www.grandprix...ft/ft20710.html

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 16:26

Possibly a memorial to Richard Seaman ... if so, it was allegedly still there in 1958 http://www.grandprix...ft/ft20710.html


This is the Seaman memorial.

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#4 kayemod

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 16:30

Possibly a memorial to Richard Seaman ... if so, it was allegedly still there in 1958 http://www.grandprix...ft/ft20710.html



I rather doubt that, as "Unless I'm very much mistaken..." that's Dick Seaman himself in a Mercedes, driving past the thing.

#5 Gary C

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 16:31

see this thread : http://forums.autosp...seaman memorial


#6 Reedy

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 16:31

Can anybody shed any light on the memorial that used to be on the inside of La Source haipin at Spa.
It seems to have been removed sometime during the mid 50s.
Who was it for.
Was it relocated.

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I believe it was a memorial to the founder of the circuit but I can not remember his name.

#7 RobertE

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 17:05

I think you are referring to to the memorial to Archie Scott Brown. It seems to have disappeared during a reconstruction of that segment of the track at some time in the 1970s. I had a picture, but cannot find it. It was a small-ish tapered block at the very same spot where Seaman crashed.

#8 Allan Lupton

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 17:46

I think you are referring to to the memorial to Archie Scott Brown. It seems to have disappeared during a reconstruction of that segment of the track at some time in the 1970s. I had a picture, but cannot find it. It was a small-ish tapered block at the very same spot where Seaman crashed.

Er, probably not, as I assume it's that structure seen in that Dick Seaman photo, so was there in 1939

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 18:17

I rather doubt that, as "Unless I'm very much mistaken..." that's Dick Seaman himself in a Mercedes, driving past the thing.


Yes, and shortly before he met his fate in 1939. I'm assuming that it is some sort of WWI memorial.

#10 LittleChris

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 22:35

I believe it was a memorial to the founder of the circuit but I can not remember his name.



Spot on Reedy. The person in question was Jules de Thier. Picture of the monument on page 81 of Delsaux's Francorchamps 1922 - 1947