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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 18th December, 2013) Views: 2,770 
Boer War Memorial (2 of 2)
 Boer War Memorial (2 of 2)   by Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
Boer War Memorial, Mesnes Park.

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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