The Failsworth Pole

2249067_a2d50316The lovely countryside that people can see in Failsworth is going to be enough of an attraction for a lot of people. Many individuals would specifically go to small towns like this in order to escape the look and feel of urban areas. However, there’s a great deal of history behind the town of Failsworth, so it’s natural that this town is going to have plenty of famous landmarks.

Many people that travel to Failsworth can never leave without seeing the Failsworth Pole for themselves. The Failsworth Pole is a genuinely majestic political pole that has a long story behind it, which people will learn in detail when they decide to visit the site. Sadly, the Failsworth Pole that people can see today is not the original one. The original pole was lost to history in the year 1950 when it unceremoniously blew down.

The pole that people will be able to visit today is only from the year 2006, which seems to make it an important marker in the level of public interest that the town of Failsworth has managed to attract. The people who visit this site today will manage to see another majestic clock tower next to the pole. Clock towers are strongly associated with English history and the English landscape in general, which makes this site look even more appropriate. The gardens surrounding the clock tower and the pole are also lovely and well maintained, which is just going to make the area that much more picturesque for any of the visitors.

People that visit this site will also be able to see a statue of Benjamin Brierley. The quality of the statue is excellent, and this famous historical figure is depicted holding an open book in a contemplative manner. Benjamin Brierley wore many hats in his lifetime: poet, writer, and weaver. Today, he is remembered as one of the most famous individuals from Failsworth, so it isn’t surprising that the town chose to remember him in this fashion.

The statue is actually close to the public library of Failsworth, appropriately enough, and the people who decide to visit the library will be close to some of the most famous landmarks of Failsworth. The library will also help give them more of a sense of the cultural life of the town, since libraries once had more of an effect on the cultural life of almost any small town community. Before the Information Age, people couldn’t do research anywhere else, and learned people all journeyed to their local libraries. Failsworth is a town that clearly values education, and clearly valued education in its recent past as well.