A few shots of Penshaw Monument at night.
Penshaw Monument is a folly that was built in 1844.
It was built as a memorial to John Lambton's work on the Durham report which was commissioned by Lord Melbourne in 1838 to seek direction on how best the British Empire should manage it's colonies around the globe.
Sadly, on Easter Monday 1926, a 15-year-old boy fell to his death from the top of the Penshaw Monument. The boy was with three friends and 20 other people when the accident happened. They had reached the roof via the spiral staircase in one of the pillars. Afterwards the spiral staircase to the roof was closed and remained so until 2011, when the public were again granted access to the spiral staircase and views from the top of the monument.
In September 1939 John Lambton, 5th Earl of Durham gave the Penshaw Monument to the National Trust.
This is the first time I have been and it was lush seeing it lit up red, white and blue. I will have to go back and catch it at sunset, as well as catch the views from the top.