Although the anvil memorial outside Mealor’s Courtyard on Burton Road had been officially unveiled in April last year, we have had to wait some time before planning permission allowed it to be reinstalled.
It was a pleasure with Winston Lees of the 1805 Society to unveil this, the only memorial to Emma Hamilton in the country. Born in Ness as Emy Lyon in 1765, her father was employed as a blacksmith servicing the Denhall colliery. Although after her father’s death a matter of weeks after Emy’s birth, she and her mother moved to Hawarden, her maternal grandparents’ home, the memorial celebrates her association with Ness.
After the unveiling with Winston Lees from the 1805 Society
Picture by courtesy of Rob Clive