Swanage and Purbeck Gallery

The Gallery

The Parade looking North

The Parade looking North

The Parade looking North

Looking North along Shore Road in the early 19th century.

In the foreground is a donation box for the Royal National Life Boat Institution and the King Alfred Memorial which was erected 1862 by John Mowlem.

The column is made from granite and inscribed with "In commemoration of a great naval battle fought with the Danes in Swanage Bay by Alfred the Great. AD 877"

On the top are four canon balls brought from the Crimean War.

Image Ref: VS 2179

Year: 1905

Copyright: Unknown

Photographer: Unknown

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