Marton is firmly in the middle of rural Blackpool. St Nicholas is maybe 300 to 400 yards from what we locals call the back road between Lytham and Blackpool. School Road is the road that runs between the junction of Common Edge Road and eventually Preston New Road and the M55. It can get extremely busy in the morning. I occasionally go down School Lane.
The original school was on Division lane a parallel road approximately 800 yards due south. There is more to be found on the school's excellent website here. I suspect I will update the photos in time.
|The front of the school viewed from School road|
heading inland from Common Edge road.
The porch is a main entrance.
The memorial can be seen clearly on the left
|Close up of the memorial. |
Its sits perfectly between the two windows
|ST nicholas Church is attached to the school by a glass faced corridor|
The school road side of the school faces due south!
|View from the inland end of the school.|
All these photos have been taken from the road
The school as a memorial site is quite unusual though. It is the only school in the area that has the memorial actually outside and connected to the church. Definately a vibrant and thriving school. The memorial has recently been refurbished by "Ted Edwards" Stonemason. tHERE SEEMS TO BE A SISTER MEMORIAL NEARBY ALSO REFURBISHED BY THE SAME MAN. Although the description on the UKNIWM site suggests that it is in a wooden surround. The photographs suggest a sandstone surround around a granite face.
Further information can be found here.