Elephant Rock

  • Description

    This image shows 'Elephant Rock', a curious rock formation that existed off Hartlepool's headland right up until 1891, when it finally collapsed. Named for its interesting shape, it was rather ironically destroyed just one day before a travelling circus brought Hartlepool's first real elephant into town. Perhaps it decided to join them... Today the stumps of its "feet" can still be seen, clinging to the sea bed. Photograph Collection Number 637 HAPMG: 1977.29.3
  • Owner

    Museum of Hartlepool
  • Source

    Hartlepool Museum (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? No known copyright restrictions
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47908901@N03/5933914270/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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