Live 1 year ago by Tim Cook Share this Facebook Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Whatsapp Email This wasn’t a formal VE Day at the Harrogate Cenotaph, but a number of people came together to pay their respects. Share this Facebook Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Whatsapp Email 3 Comments Sorry to need to correct you, but Harrogate does not have a Cenotaph – it is a war memorial. The only Cenotaph in the UK is the one in Whitehall, London, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and unveiled on 11th November 1920. I was pleased to see the Harrogate Advertiser got it right in its online coverage, because I think that accuracy is important when covering events such as the VE Day celebrations and Remembrance Sunday.Veterans present to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day – including some who will have attended ceremonies at THE Cenotaph – will know the difference between the iconic structure in London and the Harrogate war memorial. Please don’t get it wrong again.Reply I’m rather surprised that after almost 11 hours since I contacted the Harrogate Informer to point out your glaring factual inaccuracy – that there is no such thing as a Harrogate ‘Cenotaph’ – you have not corrected your error on your online news service. You say on your site that ‘good journalism is a valuable part of a community’ and, if you profess that to be what you are offering, you should know that accuracy is key to any story that you write. I don’t know where you or anybody you employ studied journalism, but you do need to check your facts before publishing an article with a headline containing such a schoolboy mistake.Reply cenotaph /ˈsen.ə.tɑːf/ … a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially a war memorial. ( Oxford Dictionary.) The Cenotaph (It’s in London) There is a cenotaph in London. There is a cenotaph in Harrogate. The Harrogate Cenotaph.Getbooitsonladswigottrubellatcenotaph.Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.