Announcing the new opening dates, Richard Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of Lord Hill’s Column said: "We are delighted to be able to open the column to the public. This will give visitors a rare opportunity to climb the 172 steps of the spiral staircase to enjoy spectacular views over Shropshire and Wales from the platform at the top. 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and across the country events will be staged to celebrate the final defeat of Napoleon. Shropshire can boast a particularly important monument to a hero of the Napoleonic Wars and there has been great interest in our plans. Last year tickets sold out and we had to disappoint a lot of people so I urge everyone to book their place quickly".
Booking must be made in advance as places are limited and tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings can be made on line at "Climb It" via our website www.friendsoflordhillscolumn.co.uk or by telephoning: 07720 677530
The charge is £5 per person and all money goes towards creating an exact copy of the statue as the original one needs to be replaced.
Dates for public opening of the Column in 2015
There will be no charge on Sunday 13th September as this is a Heritage Open Day.
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