2011

NY2548 : Icon of Wigton

taken 13 years ago, near to Wigton, Cumbria, England

Icon of Wigton
Icon of Wigton
The Moore Memorial Fountain, erected in 1872 by George Moore in memory of his first wife, Eliza. George Moore came from a modest background at Mealsgate near Wigton. He made his fortune in the manufacture of lace, donating much of it to charitable works. Detailed information about him can be seen here LinkExternal link .
The fountain stands at a busy road junction NY2548 : Market Place, Wigton, but a recent suggestion by the Cumbria Highways department that it might be moved has met with considerable opposition from townspeople LinkExternal link .

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Geographical Context: City, Town centre other tags: George Moore Memorial Fountain Wigton Drinking Fountain Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · George Moore Memorial Fountain [9] Other Photos: · Market Place, Wigton ·
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Photographer
Rose and Trev Clough   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 21 June, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2548 4838 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.4817N 3:9.6848W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 2547 4838
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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