I thought I'd stop to take a few photos of it one afternoon and look it's story up to mention in an exploring Berwick post.
Located just off of Meg's Mount, it isn't exactly in a prominent place though it is easy to find or even stumble upon while walking the town walls. You can enjoy some wonderful views from the area too just FYI ;)
As for the monument itself, you can see above that it is in memory of Lady Jerningham aka Annie. Annie was a much-loved philanthropist (a charitable person who uses their time and funds to make a difference to the well-being of others) from Longridge Hall, which is now better known as Longridge Towers independent boarding school.
No matter how much I've searched online for information on Lady Jerningham, I have found little more than that above. Her husband was the one who donated the statue to the town, which he was a Liberal Member of Parliment for from around 1881-1885, after her untimely death. He was also Colonial Secretary of the British Honduras in the late 1880s, Colonial Secretary and Lieutenant-Governor of Mauritius in the early 1890s, and Governor of Trinidad and Tobago from 1897-1900. Apparently his wife, Annie, fell ill while in Trinidad and Tobago and shortly after their arrival home she passed away aged only 52 in 1902.
It may not be a huge day out or much to explore but I thought it was an interesting story and pretty monument to photograph. I'm still no closer to knowing what the dogs are there for, though I assume she just had dogs and loved them...just don't quote me on that.
Is there a cool statue that you like in your town? Tell me about it!