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I think I can say without any contradiction that this great monument to the fallen of the Crimean war ( and the event itself) will never be re-erected again thanks to a succession of councils who have totally ignored the pleas of the historic societies of the city. Shame on Sheffield council for scattering this monument, mostly paid for by public subscription, around the city, it wasn't theirs to allow it to happen, no consultation was done as far as I know and still they sit on their hands doing nothing but destroying our old buildings to erect modern slums.

 

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Well said. I share your sense of frustration and annoyance at the useless lot in the town hall.
I wish the Sheffield public would have the sense to vote them out now and again to regain their attention as that's the only way to get them to listen.

Who would believe that they were there to represent us?

Thanks for the lovely picture of the monument too.

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I realise they hard to see on the postcard but at the bottom of the column there's around four or six carvings of some mythical beasts, copies of these beasts now sit outside Poundland on High Street. I do have a picture somewhere I'll search for it. Sadly my photo has been deleted but this one is from Google Earth, the others show the drinking fountain and the column that was placed at Upperthorpe, I do believe its now laid down like stepping stones, the plaque speaks for itself.

 

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Is that the statue that was moved to Endcliffe Park where the statue was placed on its base without the column?

A friend of my father's told me his company had done the removal.

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5 hours ago, Old rider said:

Is that the statue that was moved to Endcliffe Park where the statue was placed on its base without the column?

A friend of my father's told me his company had done the removal.

Not the same statue  Old rider, this is the "Crimea Monument" that was removed from Moorhead and re-erected in the Botanical Gardens at a later date https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/16504-the-crimea-monument/ 

Also .. https://public-art.shu.ac.uk/sheffield/lan49im.html

Edit: Here is the one that stands in Endcliffe Park, https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/topic/571-the-unveiling-of-the-victoria-statue/

 

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