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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Barningham Moor Grouse Shoot Obelisk


     Firstly situated at Wemmergill and later removed to Barningham Moor. (1) The stone was placed in the location where ten years previously there had been a record number of grouse shot. 2,070 grouse were 'bagged' in one day with Sir Frederick Milbank shooting 190 birds in a single drive. In 1987, days before the 'Glorious Twelfth', the one tonne marble landmark was stolen with some suggestions that it had been shipped abroad by specialist thieves and others that the theft was somehow connected to anti-blood sports protesters. (2) Two weeks later it was found in Wales and returned to the moor by Sir Frederick's great-great grandson- Sir Anthony Milbank. (3)

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Year of unveiling 1882
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