'A Stanley memorial, I presume?'





The birthplace of Victorian explorer Henry Morton Stanley is being asked if it wants to honour him with a memorial.

Stanley was born in Denbigh, Denbighshire, and also lived as a child in a workhouse in nearby St Asaph.

He is best known for finding the missing explorer David Livingstone in east Africa in 1871, greeting him with the words, "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"

Despite his Denbighshire connections, Stanley has never been commemorated in the area, apart from some local exhibitions.

Denbighshire council is now carrying out a feasibility study in the area to see what kind of memorial, if any, people would like to see.



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