SJ8497 : Beacon of Hope, Sackville Park

taken 10 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Beacon of Hope, Sackville Park
Beacon of Hope, Sackville Park
Whitworth Gardens (also known as Sackville Park) is bounded by The Manchester College Shena Simon Campus on one side and Whitworth Street, Sackville Street and the Rochdale Canal and Canal Street on the others. The land was purchased by Manchester Corporation in 1900 and laid out with walks, lawns and flower beds. It was planned as a complement to the new building, the Municipal College of Technology.
The park contains the Alan Turing memorial statue, which depicts the "father of modern computing" sitting on a bench at a central position in the park. The park was chosen because, "It's got the university science buildings ... on one side and it's got all the gay bars on the other side, where apparently he spent most of his evenings".
The park also contains the "Beacon of Hope", which is the UK's only permanent memorial for people who have, or have suffered from, HIV/AIDS. The sculpture, a decorated steel column designed by Warren Chapman and Jess Boyn-Daniel, was erected in the year 2000.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8439 9781 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6069N 2:14.1997W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8438 9779
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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