AN AUTHOR wants help in identifying a strange structure which used to stand in Hooton Park.
The structure, possibly a monument, was photographed in the early 1960s before the Vauxhall plant was built, and removed because the ground on which it stood was excavated for the construction of the M53/A41 flyover.
Despite extensive research, archivist Bill Thacker has been unable to find out anything about it – or what happened to it.
Mr Thacker, who is writing a booklet on the history of the development of the Vauxhall Plant for Cheshire Archives, came across the undated photo below while researching the plant. but the photo carries no further information.
As far as can be made out, the structure is about 12 feet high and triangular in section, with an inscription in Greek that cannot be read from the photo. A bizarre addition is the tortoises supporting the main column. The photo apparently dates from the early 1960s.
Anyone with information about the structure, what it was and what happened to it once it was moved, please contact Mr Thacker on 01244 683521 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org