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This is an archival photo of the Earl Grey Monument in Newcastle upon Tyne. I have showed you already two photos of this column.

THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME
Earl Grey is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1806 for General Charles Grey, 1st Baron Grey. He had already been created Baron Grey, of Howick in the County of Northumberland, in 1801, and was made Viscount Howick, in the County of Northumberland, at the same time as he was given the earldom. Lord Grey was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. He was a prominent Whig politician and served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1830 to 1834, which tenure saw the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832.
Earl Grey tea is named after the second Earl Grey
A column topped with a statue of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, (referred to locally as Grey's Monument) has a prominent location in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.


ABOUT THE MONUMENT
Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. It consists of a statue of Lord Grey standing atop a 40m high column. The column was designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green, and the statue was created by the sculptor Edward Hodges Baily, creator of Nelson's statue in Trafalgar Square.

ABOUT THE TEA
Earl Grey tea is a tea blend with a distinctive flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit.

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