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Mr Monkey in Southport

Trip date : 6th September, 2012
"It's possibly the biggest memorial I've ever seen"

Mr Monkey reading one of the Rolls of Honour on the Southport war memorial Mr Monkey looking at one of the memorial's colonnades

After he'd let his humans eat at a cafe on Lord Street Mr Monkey set off to the station by walking through Southport's war memorial. It seemed a little odd to walk through a war memorial, but Southport's war memorial, built in 1923, consists of a 67' 6" high obelisk in the centre of a square, with a colonnade and a memorial garden on both the north-west and the south-west sides. It was built by Herbert Tyson Smith, who was responsible for many war memorials, mostly in the north of England, after the Great War.

You can read an architectural description of the memorial at the British Listed Buildings website.

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