{meta} ePetition - Ellesmere Monument, back of Leigh Road, Worsley

ePetition details

We the undersigned petition the council to Whilst the RHS Bridgewater Garden is being built, I feel it would be an opportune time to re-locate the nearby Ellesmere Monument from its inaccesible position, at the rear of the houses on Leigh Road, to a suitably prominent position within the RHS Garden.

The Monument is intrinsic to the history of the area, built in 1859 to commemorate Francis Egerton, the 1st Earl of Ellesmere, in another time the monument was a popular local attraction, but has simply become forgotten mainly because it is in an obscured and inaccessable position. With the RHS intending to bring local school children onto the garden site for educational purposes what better occasion might there be to kindle an interest in local history than having an impressive 132 foot high monument of Worsley's irreplaceable architectural heritage within the grounds.

Much of the equipment that might be required to re-locate the monument is likely currently on-site at the RHS Garden development, there will probably never be a more cost-effective time if this impressive follly is to be saved from being lost forever.

Started by: Philip Schofield

This ePetition ran from 14/06/2019 to 19/09/2019 and has now finished.

4 people signed this ePetition.