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Caistor,&nbspFonaby&nbspTop,&nbspPelham's&nbspPillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

The foundation stone of Pelham's Pillar was laid in 1840. The structure was completed in 1849. It was built to commemorate the planting of 12.5 million trees by Charles Anderson Pelham, 1st Lord Yarborough. The total cost was £2,395. Edward James Willson was paid 100 guineas for the design.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor,&nbspFonaby&nbspTop,&nbspPelham's&nbspPillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

W.D. Keyworth was paid £145 for carving the two lions which guard the entrance to Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor,&nbspFonaby&nbspTop,&nbspPelham's&nbspPillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

Evidently fear of vandalism is nothing new as shown by this notice inside the entrance to Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Caistor,&nbspFonaby&nbspTop,&nbspPelham's&nbspPillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar
Caistor, Fonaby Top, Pelham's Pillar

A view from the top of Pelham's Pillar.

Mark Acton, 2017

Caistor, Fonaby Top, Yarborough, Pelham, Pillar
Epworth, Market Cross
Epworth, Market Cross
Epworth, Market Cross

The Market Cross stands in the Market Place in front of the Mechanics Institute building, part of which is seen here in the extreme right foreground.

John Wesley preached from this spot on more than one occasion. (Presumably it is a Methodist minister who is posing in this photo.

postcard published by Barnes & Breeze of Epworth, 1920s

Epworth, market cross
Grimsby, Albert Gardens
Grimsby, Albert Gardens
Grimsby, Albert Gardens

Grimsby Albert Gardens & Prince Consort Memorial commemorate Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, who died in 1861. It is in the East Marsh area of the town close to the docks.

The memorial was unveiled in 1879 and moved to the Dock Offices at the dock entrance in c.1980.

'Jay Em Jay' Series postcard, posted 1904

Grimsby, Albert Gardens, Prince Consort Memorial
Haddington, Millenium Sculpture
Haddington, Millenium Sculpture
Haddington, Millenium Sculpture

Millenium Sculpture located on the village green. 

DB 7th February 2018 

Haddington, Millenium Sculpture
Skegness, Clock Tower
Skegness, Clock Tower
Skegness, Clock Tower

The most famous seafront feature of Skegness is the 56-feet Clock Tower, which stands at the junction of Lumley Road with Grand Parade.

It was erected in 1898-99 by public subscription (£550) to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

The architect was Edmund Winter of Liverpool and it was built by W H Parker of Boston.

Postcard, undated

Skegness, Clock Tower, Diamond Jubilee, Edmund Winter, W H Parker, Boston
Sleaford, Handley Monument
Sleaford, Handley Monument
Sleaford, Handley Monument

Henry Handley (1797-1846) was born in Sleaford and as in later life occupied Culverthorpe Hall.

He sat as MP (for a Wiltshire constituency) for nine years and was an entrepreneur with particular interest in steam power and agricultural improvements.

After his death a public subscription raised £942 towards this fine monument completed in 1852 on Southgate.

The architect was William Boyle of Birmingham.

Sleaford, Handley Monument, Southgate
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument

Erected in 1844 by Col. Richard Elmhurst. Granite obelisk surmounted by bust of the Duke of Wellington. An inscribed panel on the base records that the adjacent Waterloo Wood was planted "from Acorns Sown Immediately After the Memorable Battle of Waterloo".

 

DB 28 December 2017 

Woodhall Spa, Richard Elmhurst, Duke of Wellington, Waterloo Wood
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument
Woodhall Spa, Wellington Monument

Erected in 1844 by Col. Richard Elmhurst. Granite obelisk surmounted by bust of the Duke of Wellington. An inscribed panel on the base records that the adjacent Waterloo Wood was planted "from Acorns Sown Immediately After the Memorable Battle of Waterloo".

 

DB 28 December 2017 

Woodhall Spa, Richard Elmhurst, Duke of Wellington, Waterloo Wood