Statue of Fletcher outside Victoria Hall in Selkirk

This statue was sculpted by Thomas Clapperton (the brother of R. Clapperton)in 1913 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. Fletcher was the only Selkirk man to return from the battle. Unable to speak, he cast the captured English Standard around his head three times and ten lowered it to the ground to signify that the Scots had lost the battle. This is still re-enacted in Selkirk Common Riding.
Ref:
2117
Date:
Location:
Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
Photographer:
Derek Mitchell/R. Clapperton

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