Wellington in old picture postcards

Wellington in old picture postcards

Auteur
:   D.J. Marshall
Gemeente
:  
Provincie
:   Somerset
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-2953-4
Pagina's
:   80
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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69. A gamekeeper outside his cottage just below Wellington Monument. Behind him are his dog and, suspended from a line, a number of creatures killed in the course of his work.

70. Wellington Monument, acelebration ofthe first Duke of Wellington's victory at Waterloo, overlooks the town to the north. lts construction commenced in 1817, but it did not reach its present height of 175 feet unti11892. Four cannon stood around the monument between 1911 and the early 1940's and a flight of 235 steps lead to a viewing chamber.

71. A composite postcard that showed the purchaser which other cards were available in the series. They range from the ubiquitous view of the parish church to a scene at the raiIway station.

72. Time for a rest during the 1914 beating ofthe parish bounds. A boy raises the union flag whilst other walkers take the opportunity to quench their thirsts.

STUDHOLME BRIDGE. NEAR WELLINGTON. SOMERSET

73. The iron bridge which crossed the Grand Western Canal to the north of the town. Although this stretch of the canal has now been filled in, the dismantled bridge can still be found close to its original site. The bridge was erected in 1869 at a cost of $12.

74. The aqueaduct between Wellington and Nynehead which carried the Grand Western Canal.

75. The picturesque church of All-Samts at Nynehead, parts of which date from the thirteenth century. The church is famous for its stained glass and its Italian Renaissance sculpture.

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76. A very appropriate postcard with which to conclude this brief look at Wellington in the ear1y years of this century.

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