Sunday, March 25, 2007

Familiar Skyline


Those of you who travel along the M6 past Lancaster can't fail to notice the green domed building dominating the Lancaster skyline. This is the Ashton Memorial situated in Williamson park high up the hill above the city. The site can tell you far more than I can. Suffice it to say it was built at first as a dedication to Queen Victoria but Lord Aashton's wife died at that time so the memorial was in honour of her instead. T he doughty queen's statue now stands in Dalton Square looking most disapprovingly at the Town Hall, another of Lord Ashton's gifts to this city.
Cause for celebration tomorrow. Its our wedding anniversary. Forty three years.

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