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Sir John Franklin Statue

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Ronnie A wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I only gave this 4 stars because of the ambience around the statue to this important man in British history. There was litter and general urban deterioration. If in Spilsby, then go and see it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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lone-opine wrote a review May 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom70 contributions17 helpful votes
There is plenty of space around to admire this interesting statue which was lovingly restored and cleaned by local people many years ago. There are two other statues of Sir John Franklin, one is in Tasmania and the other in Waterloo Place in central London. Spilsby's statue is slightly less grand than the London one but it is good to think of Franklin being permanently here in his own town. He is most famous for leading the ill fated arctic expedition to find the North West passage but had an interesting and quite noble life before then. A frieze in the market place gives more details and there is a plaque on the the house where he was born.( both a little shabby now). The statue is in fine condition.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Anthony F wrote a review Aug 2019
Brixworth, United Kingdom107 contributions47 helpful votes
Passing through the town, had to make a detour to see it's most famous son. I love the way it's surrounded by the compass points
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Theos wrote a review Aug 2019
Spilsby, United Kingdom64 contributions49 helpful votes
Following Michael Palin’s excellent, though tragic book “Erebus”, the story of the ship which which was captained by Franklin on it’s I’ll fated voyage to discover the North West Passage, his statue has taken on renewed interest and meaning. The statue itself is fairly plain, but the story behind it is truly amazing. Worth a visit, but read the book too.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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willie wrote a review May 2019
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it was looking at me funny so I sparked it out...I now have a broken hand and a crying child (not mine)
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Date of experience: May 2019
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