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the mayo statue on main street, cockermouth, cumbria.
As the name suggests, Main Street is an important thoroughfare in Cockermouth.
Home to a great many of the pubs and inns, it is also where you will find the Library, Wordsworth's House
the Congregational Church and many other places of interest.
Main Street runs between Crown Street, over the Cocker Bridge to Market Place.
The Statue is of Richard Southwell Bourke, murdered in 1872 when as the Viceroy and Governor General of India he
visiting the prison on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Bourke was the Sixth Earl of Mayo, hence the name on the statue,
and was between 1857 and 1868 the local Member of Parliament. The Mayo statue was erected in his honour, and occupies
a prominent position on Main Street.
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