NT4728 : The Fletcher Statue in Selkirk

taken 13 years ago, near to Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The Fletcher Statue in Selkirk
The Fletcher Statue in Selkirk
This statue outside the Victoria Halls in Scotts Place is commemorated to the sole survivor of over eighty Selkirk men who fought at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. Fletcher returned bearing a blood stained English flag and cast the standard around his head. The Casting of the Colours during Selkirk Common Riding is performed every June to commemorate the return of Fletcher from Flodden. The statue was sculpted by Thomas J Clapperton in 1913 on the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. At the top of the granite plinth are the words O FLODDEN FIELD!
A bronze plaque at the foot of the plinth reads:

THIS MONUMENT, EMBODYING THE SPIRIT OF THE
SELKIRK TRADITION AND ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE
THE FOUR HUNDRETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE
FLODDED FIELD, WAS UNVEILED BY THE
EARL OF ROSEBERY, K.G., K.T.
1913
ANDREW LUSK ALLAN
PROVOST
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 September, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4722 2874 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.9694N 2:50.2865W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4724 2873
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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