Ulverston monument saved

March 11, 2008

So the Sir John Barrow monument in Ulverston is saved to the tune of £891,000 from the National Lottery! There are those in the town who say let it fall down, but it is such an iconic landmark, bringing tourism and tourism money into the town and Cumbria generally. Ulverston is so close to the Lake District boundary that large numbers of visitors come from the Lake District National Park to see the festivals, visit the shops and see a true lakeland market town and without the monument I feel that numbers would diminish.

The monument has been closed now for 7 years but I remember the view from the top as being breathtaking. Since 1850 the monument has proved its worth & long may it continue.