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They say he ate his boots!

Spilsby doesn’t take advantage of the fact that in Canada for instance he is hailed as a hero. I am... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Spilsby, United Kingdom
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Sir John Franklin Statue

Unfortunately this dedication to Franklin is a myth! He never discovered it and died on board... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Canberra, Australia
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The Terrace, Spilsby, England
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

My English friend Gupta told me all about this fella. John Franklin was a Spilsby cat and he was the first man to discover the Loch Ness Monster and then died trying to find Sasquatch in the arctic waste. What a guy ! Gupta also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Spilsby doesn’t take advantage of the fact that in Canada for instance he is hailed as a hero. I am referring to Sir John Franklin. Where are the mementoes? The town doesn’t promote him. Having said that there is a lot to learn and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Visited several times, this time for cycling group photograph. Sir John is a big favourite in Spilsby.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Unfortunately this dedication to Franklin is a myth! He never discovered it and died on board quite early in the expedition. It was his wife Jane who perpetrated this tribute to his memory with statues in Spilsby,, London and Hobart. The real discoverer was Orkney...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

We found this statue interesting as we have been to Tasmania and seen the tributes to Franklin there.,it was one of the places he discovered. He was a great seaman and achived much in his life,worth seeing statue.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

The statue of Sir John Franklin is interesting as part of English History. Without statues like this the local history is lost to many.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I stood and watched this performer for 20 minutes and he didnt do anything different for all that time.I went for a haircut instead.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is a landmark in Spilsby. There is no charge to see it but may be worth viewing for those interested in History or have ties to the area.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maria C
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Sir John Franklin (1786 - 1857) is a son of Spilsby. A decorated Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy, and a former Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemans Land , now Tasmania, he was also an explorer. His last adventure was to chart and navigate the North...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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