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Friday Photo: Beacon Hill Toposcope

Posted January 2nd, 2015 by Ellie Gill with No Comments


Todays Friday photo (and the first of 2015!) is of  the toposcope and view from Beacon Hill in Lickey Hills Country Park. The hill rises to a height of 297m above sea level and the toposcope disc is engraved with the distances of key features that can be seen from the top. The toposcope was put in place to commemorate the gift of the hill to the city of Birmingham in 1907 by Edward, George Jnr and Henry Cadbury.  It was restored and the current surrounding structure was built in 1987-1988 to celebrate the centenary of the park

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