Eric & seagull

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Eric Bartholomew, known by his stage name Eric Morecambe, was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the award-winning double act Morecambe and Wise. The partnership lasted from 1941 until Morecambe’s death in 1984. Unveiled by the Queen in 1999, the slightly larger than life Eric poses with a pair of binoculars around his neck (he was a keen bird watcher). The statue is set against the backdrop of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District

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Memorials to visit in Lancashire.

 

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camp site not many people about

The Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, built between 1907 and 1909 by millionaire industrialist Lord Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy, at a cost of over £80,000. Have seen this folly many  times from the M6 popping up through the trees and decided it was time to take a closer look.

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Lancaster also has a memorial to Queen Victoria which was also rather grand.

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