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Blind Jack of Knaresborough.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers
N 54° 00.466 W 001° 28.008
30U E 600478 N 5985473
Quick Description: Blind Jack of Knaresborough is a well known local figure with a remarkable history. This is the only public artwork to feature him so far as I am aware.
Location: North East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/20/2010 9:54:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM932K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 11

Long Description:
Born in 1717 and blind from the age of six, Jack Metcalf had a variety of occupations, including that of a coach driver and most noteably, a road builder. He was responsible for the construction of 180 miles of turnpike.

He was also a bit of a lothario as a young man. Have a look at the Wikipedia entry here:-

(visit link)

This statue is crafted in bronze.

See also WM932V
Location description: In Knaresborough market square

Statue's Subject: Jack Metcalf, Blind Jack of Knaresborough.

Artist: Barbara Asquith

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!
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