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Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on December 25, 2015.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the Christmas tree (pictured) at Trafalgar Square is transported annually from Oslo to London and can be up to 75 feet (23 m) tall?
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Lahore, Pakistan Trafalgar Square[edit]

The article currently (Oct 2017) reads, "There is a life scale replica of the square in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan where it is a tourist attraction and centre for local residents." Indeed, the newsweek article cited ( http://www.newsweek.com/safe-behind-their-walls-93819 ) does say "an exact replica of Trafalgar Square at the Bahria Town development in the city of Lahore." (It's unclear where the tourist attraction part comes in, esp. as it is a gated community.)

However, no one looking at any images of it as it actually is would use that particular wording of "exact replica." There's a piazza for sure, and there's a similar Nelson's monument column in it, with what appears to be the four lions around it though with a different looking topping, but that appears to be the end of the similarity. If such links are not allowed, here's a link to Google maps where what it actually looks like can be viewed: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Trafalgar+Square,+Lahore,+Pakistan/@31.3877259,74.1900251,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3918ff9564b07d7f:0xb527801c5f185e51!8m2!3d31.3876784!4d74.192365 . It's surrounded by quite nice looking suburban townhouses.

Perhaps what's meant is just the centre monument part itself and not the square as a whole. Otherwise, I'd say it needs to be reworded to something like "a nod towards Trafalgar Square" but I'll let greater minds than mine decide.

Randal Oulton (talk) 15:38, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Trafalgar Commemoration Parade[edit]

I think it's worth mentioning the annual Trafalgar Parade held by the Sea Cadets (www.youtube.com/watch?v=555SK1m5jBc?t=6m22s) as one of the Square's major events. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.148.216.139 (talk) 17:25, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Done. (Sorry about the wait) Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:41, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Sneaky vandalism[edit]

Right I've just been templated by Mx. Granger for "being nonconstructive" .... So could someone for the love of God explain how this edit is now vandalism ?, I'm absolutely baffled!. –Davey2010Talk 02:28, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

It's apparently an attempt to include the Hello Internet phrase "love lion", which they have asked listeners to add to this article as part of a long pattern of encouraging Wikipedia vandalism. Please do not add it again. —Granger (talk · contribs) 02:30, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Mx. Granger Well why did you not explain that instead of slapping a pointless warning on my talkpage!, I'm not a mindreader Granger and had I known it was vandalism I wouldn't of reverted in the first place!. –Davey2010Talk 02:34, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
I thought it had already been explained by Onrandom in the edit summary for the edit you reverted. I assumed that if you had read the edit summary before reverting, you would know that it was vandalism. I'm glad the situation has now been clarified. —Granger (talk · contribs) 02:41, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Mx. Granger No because I had no idea what he was on about and I thought I made that clear in the summary when I reverted, Don't you think for one minute if I knew it was vandalism I would've reverted ? .... Regardless had you simply reverted I would've then done some research but instead you felt the need to slap a warning which was wholly inappropriate!, In future please read WP:AGF as well as WP:DTTR. –Davey2010Talk 02:48, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
BTW anyone can revert stating "vandalism" and my reverting edit summary did state "The reference is legit .... there is no "love lion" nor are there any memes" which was a clear and completely obvious indication that I had no idea it was vandalism!. –Davey2010Talk 02:52, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Looks like this is starting up again - anyone got an actual reliable source for this? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:23, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

  • What was the ref in the latest edit? NM, that edit was from last month. Everything I've found shows this is a meme from reddit and nothing reliable to suggest that these statues are referred to as such. CrowCaw 16:34, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

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Queen in Right of the Crown[edit]

I changed the article from saying that Trafalgar Square is owned by the Queen in Right of the Crown to saying that it is part of the Crown Estate.[1] The first term is rarely used and requires explanation. The Crown Estate is the property owned by the Queen in right of the Crown, according to a House of Commons report.[2] However one editor reverted my change. TFD (talk) 19:37, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

You also removed a reliably sourced footnote for no reason. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:46, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

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