NZ5133 : Another incarnation of the Hartlepool Monkey

taken 8 years ago, near to Hartlepool, England

Another incarnation of the Hartlepool Monkey
Another incarnation of the Hartlepool Monkey
This sculpture situated in the Marina Basin commemorates the possibly apocryphal tale which is by turns a source of pride or embarrassment to Hartlepudlians. It concerns a monkey washed overboard from a ship in the time of the Napoleonic wars. As the monkey was unable to give a good account of itself in any intelligible manner, the worthy citizens of Hartlepool hanged him as a spy. See LinkExternal link.

Another incarnation of the monkey can be seen on the Headland NZ5233 : The Hartlepool Monkey

Visitors are invited to "Make a wish for the monkey" - with proceeds going to the Hartlepool and District Hospice.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Docks, Harbours Primary Subject: Statue other tags: Marina Sculpture Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · A coastal odyssey from Bridlington to Broughty Ferry · Parliamentary Constituencies - Election 2017 Automatic Clusters: · Monkey [2] ·
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 November, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5170 3315 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.4448N 1:11.9689W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 51745 33156
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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