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the 42nd year of the reign of Queen Victoria 1878. This obelisk prostrate for centuries on the sands of Alexandria was presented to the British Nation 1819 by Mahommed Ali Viceroy of Egypt a worthy memorial of our distinguished countrymen Nelson & Abercrombie. On the obelisk are also the names of six who perished in a bold attempt to succour the crew of the Obelisk ship "Cleopatra" During the storm. Oct 14th 1977. on each side is a sphinx & the whole on the Thames embankment.
Not far away is a statue of Bobbie Burns 1759-1796

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