SK5211 : Old John Tower

taken 16 years ago, near to Newton Linford, Leicestershire, Great Britain

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Old John Tower
Old John Tower
The picture was taken just after dawn, close to the longest day. The tower was built in 1784 to commemorate an unlikely accident.

The 21st birthday of the Earl of Stamford was being celebrated on the site of a windmill that had stood at the top of the hill. Bizarrely, a bonfire was lit around a wooden flagpole and the miller, Old John, was told to mind the fire. Inevitably the flagpole burnt through and fell on Old John, killing him in the process.
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WGS84: 52:41.9184N 1:13.4735W
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