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St. George's Hall


.... The rear View across St. John's Gardens. The Gardens were opened on the 20th June 1904 as a memorial garden containing a fair number of statues and memorials. The gardens were built on the former site of St. John's Church and St. James Cemetery. During the Napoleonic Wars some 4000 French Sailors were held captive near here and, after the Peace of Amiens in 1802, they were liberated back to France but the many that died in captivity were buried here in St. James Cemetery.

The large monument to the right of centre is the Memorial to the King's Liverpool Regiment, Commemorating the service of the regiment In the South African War. The Kings was one of the oldest reigiments in the British Army, being first raised in 1685, and one of only four that were associated with cities. It was merged with the Manchester Regiment in 1958.

St. George's Hall


.... The rear View across St. John's Gardens. The Gardens were opened on the 20th June 1904 as a memorial garden containing a fair number of statues and memorials. The gardens were built on the former site of St. John's Church and St. James Cemetery. During the Napoleonic Wars some 4000 French Sailors were held captive near here and, after the Peace of Amiens in 1802, they were liberated back to France but the many that died in captivity were buried here in St. James Cemetery.

The large monument to the right of centre is the Memorial to the King's Liverpool Regiment, Commemorating the service of the regiment In the South African War. The Kings was one of the oldest reigiments in the British Army, being first raised in 1685, and one of only four that were associated with cities. It was merged with the Manchester Regiment in 1958.

comments (9)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Mar 2009, 00:46
This is a very solid looking piece of municipal architecture Les
Les Auld: It is indeed Chris. and well made as well, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 4 Mar 2009, 02:16
What a delightful wide-angle view, Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, I still had to stand on a traffic island to get ot all on.
Anotehr beauty.
Nice weather and incredible buildings
Luck!!
nah, well done
cheers
Rob
www.1ds.com
Les Auld: Thanks Rob, appreciate the comment.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 4 Mar 2009, 04:21
Very nicely done!
Les Auld: Thanks Kay, appreciate the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 4 Mar 2009, 07:57
Great shot les, some of those statues look interesting
Les Auld: There are some interesting ones and some boring ones as well, thanks for the comment.
What an impressive structure! Wonderfully captured.
Les Auld: The other side is even more impressive Richard, one day I'll get a decent picture of it. Thanks for the comment.
Well..you chose a wonderful day to shoot this. A grand building with woderful history. Well done Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.
Lovely building Les and a great photo of it.
Les Auld: It is indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Mar 2009, 21:42
The garden has an interesting history - trying to imagine 4000 people incarcerated here.
Les Auld: One big pit Louis, thanks for the comment.

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