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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 10th March, 2014)

Boer War Memorial in Mesnes Park

Boer War Memorial in Mesnes Park
The Memorial Statue was erected to the memory of the men belonging to the Regular Volunteer and Imperial Yeomanry Forces of Wigan and District, who fell in the South African war 1899 – 1902.

Photo: Alex Sutton  (Canon EOS 7D)
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Comment by: Ken R on 10th March 2014 at 00:03

I like this photo, what were they thinking all those years ago.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 10th March 2014 at 01:38

Really good photo with effective lighting, however did they send women to fight the boer war while the men stayed home. That figure looks like a pregnant woman rather than a man. For give my humour, if indeed it is humourous.

Comment by: kath on 10th March 2014 at 07:04

Wow that is so effective. he looks so lonely there in the dark.

Comment by: Lee Layland on 10th March 2014 at 07:24

I think - though am not 100% positive that the Boer war was the last war in which women traveled with their husbands to almost the front line.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 10th March 2014 at 10:54

A really evocative photograph . We have the group that worked tirelessly for years to have the monument replaced. Also thanks must go to The Friends of Mesnes Park who again have toiled over many many years to bring the park back to its former glory .We are fortunate that people give their time for the good of the wider community .

Comment by: Linda on 10th March 2014 at 13:52

I like this photo, very poignant especially in the dark. Good pic of the night sky and the crescent moon high above.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th March 2014 at 15:41

I can recall coming out of the cool café into the brilliant sunshine when the original statue was in place, and my Dad always read the inscription out loud, but it meant little to a child who couldn't wait to roll over and over down the grassy slopes next to the steps. I am so glad the statue has been replaced. I haven't been to see it yet but I bet I will hear my Dad's voice.

Comment by: Andrew F on 10th March 2014 at 20:41


Comment by: Lizzie down under on 11th March 2014 at 09:07

Very emotional....lest we forget....cheers!!

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