Local triumph

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The tallest three-sided obelisk in the world, built to commemorat­e the Duke of Wellington following his victory at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, has successful­ly been restored. The monument, located just outside Wellington in Somerset – after which the Duke took his name – presented a major challenge, having become dilapidate­d due to its exposed position. The National Trust was able to raise the £3.1million required – thanks in large part to the passionate fundraisin­g efforts of locals – and believes the monument is now possibly in better condition than when it was first completed.

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