Photographer's Note

Having nothing better to do, later this afternoon I was driving around the region. Dark and heavy rainy clouds were changing places with sun and a few time I had to stop because of a heavy rain. Difficult to get any decent photo, as it would start raining every time I managed to find a lay-by to stop the car.

Then, I decided to head for Sledmere, one of my favourite places in the Yorkshire Wolds. Been on the location many times before and tried to photograph this monument but have always had difficulties of a different kind. Today though, I was sort of lucky. The place itself is one of them places that you visit once and have to come back for more it radiates with power and with something else that is hard to convey with words!

Sledmere Monument is a stone monument standing 120 feet high along the B1251 on Garton hill and is visible on the sky line for miles around. The monument was built in memory of the 4th Baronet, Sir Tatton Sykes by his friends and neighbours in 1865. The inscription reads, "Erected to the memory of Sir Tatton Sykes Baronet by those who loved him as a friend and honoured him as a landlord". A heavy wooden door at the base of the monument leads to a spiral staircase leading to a small chamber at the top from which on a clear day a panoramic view of the Wolds can be taken in.


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  • Copyright: Rob Janovski (robiuk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 183 N: 2457] (10807)
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