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Friday, 17 February 2012

Freckleton War Memorial

Freckleton is "down the road" from Lytham and St Annes. It is the last village before the coast road reaches Preston. Often Freckleton and Warton are considered as one place because of the giant BAE works there. They make amongst other thing, Military Aircraft. During WW2 it operated as a military airbase. Freckleton is particularily famous for the Freckleton Half Marathon. I believe it is one of the oldest half marathons in the country. Compete several times in the past ten years. Always seems scorchingly hot.

Freckleton has two memorials. The link to the Freckleton Air Crash is here.

The War Memorial is based on a triangular piece of land which could be considered as the town square. Surrounded by a couple of pubs, the church and the local school. Now a ring road surrounds the town and the traffic is considerably less frantic. I very rarely visit the town - just skirt past it.

The Coach and Horses, viewed from the memorial
The Memorial is behind this building
This view is from the north end of the triangular garden
I am presuming that the bottom plinth is for those who fell in the 1939 to 1945 war.


 IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF
THE MEN OF
FRECKLETON
WHO FOUGHT AND FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919
ALSO 
1939 -1945


To the left is the main entrance,
The Coach and Horses is behind.

BANKS, ROBERT
BATTERESBY, HENRY,
COTTAM, ERNEST
ECCLES, JOHN
GREGSON, JOHN ROBERT
HALSALL, JOSEPH
CARR, SILVESTER
GARLICK, JAMES THOMAS
GREGSON, DENNIS
GILLETT, JOHN ALFRED
GREENWOOD, WILLIAM



Looking due north

 LEST WE FORGET

GARDENER, KEITH V. - 24th JUNE 1959
STRICKLAND, DAVID ANTHONY - 25th MAY 1982



Just behind is the main road. Traffic lights to the right.
There is also another pub to the left




IBBISON, EDWARD
NEWSHAM, JAMES
PORTER, JOHN
RAMSHEAD, HENRY
RIGBY, THOMAS
SALTHOUSE, WILLIAM
SNAPE, EDWARD
RIGBY, ROBERT M.
ALLANSON, THOMAS
CAMPBELL, JOSEPH,
EDWARDS, NORMAN
GARNER, MICHAEL


View from the road, The Church is to the right beyond the road.



Approximately from the front corner of the church.
The other memorial is within the church

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