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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 18th December, 2013)

Boer War Memorial (2 of 2)


Boer War Memorial (2 of 2)
Boer War Memorial, Mesnes Park.

Photo: Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th December 2013 at 02:09

Nice one again Brian....great to see the young ones taking part....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ron D on 18th December 2013 at 08:39

That isn't the statue I remember ,nowt like it.

Comment by: Marcus on 18th December 2013 at 09:11

You're right Ron, he should be holding his rifle - with bayonet fixed if my memory serves ... although, it has been a long time !

Comment by: kath on 18th December 2013 at 09:31

it's nice to see young people paying their respects

Comment by: A.W. on 18th December 2013 at 10:48

The old statue had an arm missing and looked very much like Davy Crocket! Nice to see a proper memorial there again.

Comment by: Harry C. on 18th December 2013 at 13:34

I preferred the original statue to this one, but at least it's been replaced at last, is it of anyone in particular?

Comment by: Garry on 18th December 2013 at 14:28

Splended Brian, you capture everything in this shot.

Comment by: Garry on 18th December 2013 at 14:38

Harry, the statue is to represent soldiers of Boer war...none in particular, respect to them all.

Comment by: Marcus on 18th December 2013 at 14:59

Sorry, my mistake. He was holding his revolver and the colours - until his hand was knocked off at least !

Comment by: RON HUNT on 18th December 2013 at 16:15

Here is the original figure
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=1535&gallery=Mesnes+Park&offset=20

Comment by: Sparkles on 18th December 2013 at 17:52

Is that Darren dressed up as a cadet?

Comment by: Jerry B on 18th December 2013 at 18:40

They should have copied the original which would have looked a lot better than this, it would not have been difficult as there are many pictures,

Comment by: Benny G on 27th December 2013 at 11:59

Whoever designed this have no artistic skills whatsoever,All that was needed was to copy the original,This statue does nothing for the town, Pull it down and start afresh,

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