The Wellington obelisk - erected in memory of the Duke of Wellington, a regular visitor to Wynyard. Londonderry was a staff officer in Wellington's entourage at Waterloo and during the Peninsula War. Wellington probably kept him out of the heat of battle because Lord Castelreagh, the Foreign Secretary of the day was Londonderry's half brother and no doubt had a word with W about his rather hot-headed sibling. Londonderry had a habit of writing critical memos about Wellington's generalship, so the admiration was probably only one way! Londonderry became the 3rd Marquis as a consequence of his half brother's suicide. Hansard has an interesting account of his contributions in Parliament.
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