31 August 2007

Webb Ellis - Inventor of the game of Rugby - 2

This new statue of William Webb-Ellis, now stands outside one of the entrances to the old cemetery of Menton. Please look at this link to see an earlier posting of his actual grave and to read a lot more about the schoolboy who...

with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played at his time first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the rugby game.'

Below you see number 24 of 25 panels that lead from the exhibition in the centre of town to the cemetery way at the top of the Old Town.


  1. Great movement in that statue.
    It's a funny story how Rugby was "invented" :-D

  2. Wow this is very interesting - He-Who-Doesn't-Blog-But-Loves-Rugby also found this fascinating!!!
    Great post.
    Yesterday's post was just amazing - i couldn't download it yesterday but have managed to today!!!
    Your town is simple gorgeous!!!

  3. Oh... now I know who invented Rubgy! ;-)

  4. Super post! We are going to have matches in Montpellier. I'm beginning to get excited about the Cup!

  5. As Marie, here in Toulouse, we are very impatient that the "Coupe du Monde" starts.
    Always nice shots.

  6. Great photo. Fantastic statue. And wonderful story in your blog.

  7. I can't wait for the World Cup to start Jilly and wasn't aware of where Webb Ellis was buried.

    Thanks for your recent comments at South Shields Daily Photo


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