The Maiwand Lion, Reading, UK

David Carton

Blackwater, Ireland

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The Maiwand Lion, Reading, UK

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The Lion was named after a village in Afghanistan (Maiwand) and was built to commemorate the deaths of 329 men from the 66th Berkshire Regiment in the Battle of Maiwand. Rudyard Kipling wrote the poem “That day” in commemoration.. An’ there Ain’t no chorus ‘ere to give, Nor there Ain’t no band to play; But I wish I was dead ‘fore I done what I did, Or seen what I seed that day! Only 11 men of the regiment survived the battle. It is known locally as the Forbury Lion. Forbury Park, Reading, Berks, UK, The sculptor was George Blackall Simonds.

Thanks to everyone who visits & comments on my work

Due to time constraints I’ve decided that I’ll not spend time just saying individual thanks when someone comments on my work. Far better I feel to spend time looking at their portfolio & enjoying & commenting on their work, by way of thanks for visting & commenting on my work.

Of course I’ll say thank you to our hardworking hosts when featured, and sometimes you just have to answer a question, but apart from that I’m in silent mode.

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