SD7108 : The Story of Bolton's Elephants

taken 11 months ago, near to Bolton, Great Britain

The Story of Bolton's Elephants
The Story of Bolton's Elephants
The two cast-iron elephants set above collectively weigh over 1 tonne and were originally set atop the gateposts of the Bolton Bleachworks on Chorley Street until 1977.

In 1978, following the demolition of the Bleachworks, the elephants were donated to Bolton and installed in Victoria Square where they proudly stood until 2014.

The three new colourful elephants, Ellie, Elner and Mr Jackbow, were named by young competition winners in 2007 and moved from Newport Street in 2015.

Bolton's five elephants were relocated to their new home in Octagon Square in 2016.

Kenneth Allen and Bill Nicholls have photographed Ellie, Elner and Mr Jackbow when they were on Newport Street: SD7108 : Bolton elephants (1) - SD7108 : Bolton elephants (2) - SD7108 : Elephants on parade. They now stand beside a play park to the left of the camera position. I only photographed two of them SD7108 : Two of Bolton's Elephants as a little boy and his mum were playing by the third and I didn't wish to disturb them.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 28 December, 2017
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
1977  1978  2014  2007  2015  2016 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7159 0899 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.6039N 2:25.8319W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7159 0899
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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