Friday, 12 October 2007
Thursday, 11 October 2007
More from my outing to Mowbray Park. Despite the grey, rainy day, I think this shot came out rather well with the bright green of the railings, the verdigris of Candlish's statue and the yellow of the Scouts Centenary floral display in the background. Click on it to enlarge it and you will see what I mean.
The silvery orbs on the right are raindrops.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Monday, 8 October 2007
Sunday, 7 October 2007
Saturday, 6 October 2007
Friday, 5 October 2007
The Boys Orphan Asylum was opened in the 1860s to provide education for the sons of deceased mariners. The boys were trained to be sailors - to follow in the footsteps of the very profession that killed their fathers. The Asylum had a training ship within its grounds with masts and rigging for the boys to practice on.
Part of the building is now used by a Community Organisation, the rest of it is rapidly falling into disrepair.
Thursday, 4 October 2007
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
This is the monument on the grave of Jack Crawford, a local man who became a hero at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797.
During the battle, the colours were shot away from the top of the ship's mast by the the Dutch fleet. To other ships this would have signalled a surrender to the enemy. In the heat of battle, Crawford climbed up and nailed the colours back onto the mast using the butt of a gun as a hammer to show that HMS Venerable had no intention of surrendering.
Monday, 1 October 2007
Someone told me a few years ago that here in Sunderland, our local council had cleared one of the older cemeteries and the headstones were stacked up in the public works depot along with other salvage and building materials. The public works depot moved to new premises more than 10 years ago and I guess the old headstones were broken up for rubble or hardcore.
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