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Wisbech 5/7

The Clarkson Memorial in Wisbech commemorates Thomas Clarkson (1760 – 1846), a central figure in the campaign against the slave trade in the British empire, and a former native of Wisbech. It is a Grade II listed building.  The memorial consists of his statue mounted on a platform. Above this, rises a canopy, in the form of a spire. The whole structure is 68 feet (20.6 m) high.

 

Wisbech 5/7

The Clarkson Memorial in Wisbech commemorates Thomas Clarkson (1760 – 1846), a central figure in the campaign against the slave trade in the British empire, and a former native of Wisbech. It is a Grade II listed building.  The memorial consists of his statue mounted on a platform. Above this, rises a canopy, in the form of a spire. The whole structure is 68 feet (20.6 m) high.

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Feb 2015, 00:08
I have never seen a canopy like this over a statue, Brian.
Brian Walbey: One does see them round and about Ray, keeps the old fellows head dry smile
Very impressive! I like this in B&W, it suits it very well I think.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 27 Feb 2015, 06:14
The town spent a lot of money honouring him, Brian
Brian Walbey: That's what I thought Lisl, and once again it is well looked after.
this is a superb triptych Brian...
i like your angle on the full monument where we can't see the statue inside...
well done....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
This is quite impressive Brian. What a great tribute!
Brian Walbey: Yes and very well looked after Richard.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Feb 2015, 06:38
They must have thought a lot of him Brian. In the left hand picture it looks as if he has just popped to the gents.
Brian Walbey: I've only just noticed that about the left hand image Chad.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Feb 2015, 06:40
A great man but one who has so far eluded me
Brian Walbey: Well he had me up until then Chris.
Well done, Brian, to show us this memorial in 3 parts to get the whole of it better!
Brian Walbey: It was quite attractive in design so I took several shots in order to do this collage.
They did him proud Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed bill, and it's all very tidy as well.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Feb 2015, 08:40
Fine use of the triptych to cover all aspects of the Memorial.
Brian Walbey: I thought it was a good way of showing how good it is.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Feb 2015, 10:18
That's impressive, Brian. A work of art.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline.
perfect three way presentation
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
A fitting memorial for one who worked for this noble cause Brian. Nicely presented
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Janet and very well looked after.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 2015, 17:11
I am glad that you mentioned the measurements. This is very impressive and a wonderful tribute.
Love the three pictures.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, it is quite a tall monument, not easy to miss.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Feb 2015, 17:26
An impressive triptychon of this memorial for this important man!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine.
A rather splendid edifice Brian
Brian Walbey: It is John and very well looked after.

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