Tuesday, 10 April 2012

White Nancy

White Nancy
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 17mm, 1/1600s @ f/7.1)
After very poor weather over the past week today is an improvement with sunshine and showers. This striking monument on the top of Kerridge near Macclesfield is called White Nancy. It was built in 1817 by local land owner John Gaskell to commemorate the victory at Waterloo. It is not clear where the name came from though it may be called after Gaskell's daughter "Nancy". The 5 mtr tall conical structure was built as a summer house and had a door and benches inside but the door has been blocked up for many years. About 35 years ago I lived nearby and could see the monument and the ridge on which it stands from the bedroom window.

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