DescriptionRobert de Thormodhi wounded in the Crusades at Acre, swore to raise a shrine to the Virgin Mary if he survived his wounds. He did, and to fulfil his vow, a shrine niche to the Virgin Mary, lit by five sanctuary lamps was placed in St Peter's Church on Thornaby Green. To commemorate the legend, the Victorians erected a five lamp gas standard in 1874 at the junction of George Street and Mandale Road. Following damage to this structure, a replica was made in 1983 and moved to the present location in 2010. Today it is seen as a "Beacon of Free Speech"
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