The Obelisk

Did you know, an ‘obelisk’ is a tall monument with four sides, ending in a point like a pyramid!  This one in the picture used to stand right here from 1762 until nearly 120 years later in 1881, when it was taken down.  It was a ‘market cross’, which was used to show this as the place where the market was held.  Have you ever seen an obelisk before?  Why don’t you look out for one next time you’re visiting another town?