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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 6th October, 2016) Views: 1,692 
Statue & Pavilion
 Statue & Pavilion   by Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-Pro2)
Mesnes park

Comment by Mick on 6th October 2016 at 07:15
They should have painted the green fence thats around the soldier statue the same moroon colour as the cafe.


Comment by Scholes Malc on 6th October 2016 at 08:22
Great photo Dave


Comment by Alan H on 6th October 2016 at 09:22
Doesn't look anything like the original soldier, but good to see that the memorial has been restored.


Comment by Vb on 6th October 2016 at 09:34
A very familiar scene - great picture. I would love to know what really happened to the original statue of the soldier from the Boer War though. It was another mainstay of the park just as much as Sir Francis's statue.


Comment by Cyril on 6th October 2016 at 12:31
Mick, those colours were typical for the Victorian era, Crimson and Yellow Ochre on buildings and Bronze Green on fences or benches.

The Friends of Mesnes Park would have done intensive research to get the park infrastructure as near as possible to how it was when first opened, well done them.

Vb, more than likely the original statue is buried under 40 years of park rubbish in the big hole behind the bowling greens, no idea as to what this hole was originally, an old mine ventilation shaft, maybe.


Comment by Vb on 6th October 2016 at 13:54
What a pity the statue couldn't have been restored if it was damaged. Thanks Cyril.


Comment by lectriclegs on 6th October 2016 at 14:20
Mick, why don't you do it instead of keep boring folk on here.


Comment by Cyril on 6th October 2016 at 15:41
Vb, in the Album under Places - Mesnes Park, there is a photo of the original statue in all its glory along with comments about it being vandalised.


Comment by Mick on 6th October 2016 at 16:58
Yes you can see a photo in Albums, Places, Mesnes Park and it shows the fence colour is matching the cafe.


Comment by Andrew on 6th October 2016 at 19:53
Superb photo.


Comment by Barry T on 9th October 2016 at 14:22
Hi VB , The statue of the soldier was buried under compost and rubbish in Mesnes park , One of the people partly responsible for this was a councillor Brogan .


Comment by Vb on 11th October 2016 at 13:45
What a find for future generations Barry if it was ever 'found' again! Wanton destruction
In my opinion for what happened to the statue.


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