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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 March 2007, 14:00 GMT
Famous landmark gets a spruce up
Lord Hill's column and statue
Lord Rowland Hill sits atop one of the world's tallest Doric columns
Preparations are in place to begin a spruce up of one of the country's tallest landmarks.

The Lord Hill statue, which sits atop a 133ft (40.5m) column in Shrewsbury, will be surrounded by scaffolding for the next six weeks.

The work involves painting and general repairs as part of planned maintenance which takes place every few years.

The column is one of the tallest Doric columns in the world and commemorates Waterloo general Lord Rowland Hill.

He was born in nearby Hawkstone in 1772 and was second in command to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo in 1815.

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