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Apr 12, 2019

Dublin's loss was Flintshire's gain

If the monument to William Ewart Gladstone in Hawarden strikes you as surprisingly large for such a small town, there's a fascinating explanation: the statue was made for the broad expanse of Dublin's Phoenix Park. The ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

statue was delayed for various reasons. When it was eventually ready, Dublin declined it - so it was erected instead in Hawarden, where Gladstone had lived while he was Prime Minister. For more about the monument, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the gate in front of it (facing Gladstone Way). Or click here