Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 6th October, 2016)
Statue & Pavilion
They should have painted the green fence thats around the soldier statue the same moroon colour as the cafe.
Great photo Dave
Doesn't look anything like the original soldier, but good to see that the memorial has been restored.
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.
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.
What a pity the statue couldn't have been restored if it was damaged. Thanks Cyril.
Mick, why don't you do it instead of keep boring folk on here.
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.
Yes you can see a photo in Albums, Places, Mesnes Park and it shows the fence colour is matching the cafe.
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 .
What a find for future generations Barry if it was ever 'found' again! Wanton destruction
In my opinion for what happened to the statue.