A monument for the centre of Eldon Square had been proposed at the time the square was planned. A statue of Lord Eldon was considered but nothing was ever erected. Photographs of the square at the turn of the century show a central stone pedestal topped with an ornate lamp.
At the end of the First World War a number of ideas for a war memorial were considered before Chancellor Sir Arthur Sutherland started the ‘Shilling Fund’ with a donation of 20,000 shillings. This public subscription eventually raised over 300,000 shillings (£15k) and funded the erection of the war memorial that now proudly stands in the centre of the square.
Designed by Charles Hartwell the memorial, which depicts St. George slaying a dragon, was unveiled by Field Marshall Earl Haig on 26th September 1923 in front of over one thousand people who had taken part of the official ‘pilgrimage of homage’.
As this is a multi cache you need to look at the memorial in order to answer these questions. You can then find the cache a short walk away at N 54° 58.ABC W 001° 37.DEF
A = What is the 15th digit on the front of the memorial?
B = Number of letters of the word on the upper left side of the memorial
C = Number of letters of the last word of the inscription on the rear of the memorial
D = Number of heroes mentioned on the memorial
E = Number of lions on the front of the memorial
F = Number of letters in the last word above the wreath on the rear of the memorial divided by 2
To help check your answers the total of A+B+C+D+E+F should come to 20
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