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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

In days gone by...

Clitheroe M.P. 
Sir William Brass
Donated a turret from the Houses of Parliament to his Clitheroe 'seat' and it was placed in the Castle gardens.

For decades it was in a beautiful rose garden. In the 1960s the turret was surrounded by a pond to 'keep it safer'.

Now it is in a wilderness of gravel, but is to be refurbished. It is known as the 'Pinnacle Project'

 This was taken before the area was 'laid bare'.

Only a B/W photo but hopefully it gives an impression. 
Beds of roses with climbers gracing the garden walls.

The water around the pond used to be crystal clear, with a couple of small fountains.

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