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24 August 2010

Sir John Barrow monument reopens in Lake District

People staying in hotels in the Lake District should head to Ulverston to see a landmark restored to its past glory.

The Sir John Barrow monument was built in 1850, but concerns over its safety led to it being closed seven years ago.

However, £1.2 million - including money from the lottery - has gone towards renovating the Grade II-listed building.

The re-opening of the monument was commemorated with a special public celebration, which Colin Hodgson of Ulverston Town Council said was appropriate.

"Public celebrations marked its opening in 1850 and its centenary in 1950 and it is only fitting that a public celebration should also mark this next milestone in its colourful history," he commented.

The Sir John Barrow monument, which is named after a local naval official, stands on Hoad Hill and is 100ft high.

Other notable people to hail from the Ulverston area include Norman Birkett and comic Stan Laurel.


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    Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel