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Mr Monkey in Southport

Trip date : 6th September, 2012
"She looks mildly amused"

Mr Monkey looking at the statue of Queen Victoria Mr Monkey looking at the central obelisk of Southport war memorial

Opposite the Golden Gallopers Mr Monkey found a bronze statue of Queen Victoria by George Frampton. This was erected in Lord Street in 1904 and then moved to Neville Street in 1912. In 2005 she was removed for restoration by the Liverpool Museums conservation department, and in 2006 she was put back looking up Neville Street towards the war memorial on Lord Street instead of facing the pier as she had done before. Mr Monkey followed her gaze up the street, and soon saw the central obelisk of the war memorial.

You can see pictures of Queen Victoria being restored at the National Museums Liverpool website.

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