Manchester Monuments

Manchester Monuments
Just past Britain's famous countryside lies the city of Manchester. Although it is a bustling city full of art, nightlife and attractions, there are many good walking trails as well as Heaton Park. Take the time to walk through Manchester and visit a number of important monuments dedicated to historical figures.

Queen Victoria Monument

When walking through the historic Piccadilly Gardens, you are destined to stumble upon the large Queen Victoria Monument. The longest reigning queen in British history watches over the park from a chair that sits on a pedestal. The monument was unveiled in 1901 by artist Edward Onslow Ford to celebrate the queen's life. Although the queen is depicted as worn, older and plump, the bronze statue of St. George on top represents motherhood and life.

Figure of Prince Albert

In Albert Square a figure of Prince Albert faces Town Hall. Upon a pedestal Prince Albert watches over Manchester as people walk through the square daily. The monument was made by Matthew Noble. Prince Albert is one of the most famous figures in British history because he was heavily involved with arts, science and trade. There are many buildings and monuments dedicated to the famous prince across England because he had such an influence on his wife, Queen Victoria. After his death in 1861 she stayed in mourning until her own death in 1901.

James Prescott Joule

A walk through Town Hall will take you past a few of Manchester's most loved monuments. Inside there is a monument dedicated to the great physicist, James Prescott Joule. The large statue was built by Alfred Gilbert in 1893 to celebrate Joule's life. Joule was most known for his involvement with the study of heat and electrical energy. Manchester Town Hall was an ideal location for the monument because Joule hailed from Manchester and played an important role in the city's history. The large monument depicts Joule sitting on a chair deep in thought.

Article Written By Melissa Warner

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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