St Ives, Cambridgeshire: Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector) Monument
Courtesy of St Ives Town Council
This photo shows the busy Town of St Ives with residences and tourists using the Cambridge Back to Back benches and the people of St Ives seemingly to enjoy their Town Centre with the Hampton Court Stands to lock their bicycles to. A very green Town
The photo also shows the Cambridge Street 4.7 m Lighting Columns with Buckingham ornate 400 mm Globe lanterns matching the Cromwell Monument Pedestals to give the required evening lighting for this most beautiful of English Market Towns. The ladder arms on the Cambridge Street Columns are the ideal mounting points for attaching the decorative hanging baskets with flowers in full bloom.
AJBernasconi-Design.co.uk Received the 1987 Conservation Award from Huntingdon District Council For This Work.
The replacement Buckingham Pedestals & Globes. in 1986
To add more significance to the restoration of the Pedestals & Globes, coronets were placed above and below the lanterns middle band in the shape of a stylized heart. This represents both the Monarchy and the peoples heart being ripped out, as happens in all civil wars. 4 Howard roses are mounted on each of the corner bosses, on the central band, equal the 4 corners of the UK that was touched by this savage historical event. Also there was a battle close to the home of the Howard family (Howard Rose).