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Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
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A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Gisburn War Memorial





Gisburn is situated on the A59 from Preston and heads towards Skipton. Gisburn is a market town, you will see the cattle pens as you enter the village.

The memorial is situated at the corner on a slight hill overlooking the crossroads. Should you turn right from Preston you will find a cattle trough too. However the memorial is made of Aberdeen granite, crafted by J Lees and sons. It was unveiled by Lord Ribblesdale on the 16th of April 1921.

The memorial on a slight hill from the Nelson road.
The cottages in the background are on the A59.
Behind the cross is a playing field.



The path upto the memorial. This comes from the corner.
Although it looks flat in the photograph it is quite a steep climb.

IN
GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR/ KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAT THIS
THAT A MEN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR
HIS FRIENDS

1939-1945
WALTER B/ SMITH.
ARTHUR BROWN.

RICHARD NUTTER
GEORGE PROCTOR
JOHN ROBINSON
JOHN WEYMES.

HARRY ELLIS
JOHN E.T. CORNALL
CHARLES A.LISTER
RICHARD LOFTHOUSE
ANTONY LOFTHOUSE


View from the rear of the memorial
A hay wagon thunders past on the Preston road. (A59)

From the rear again, the road to the right goes to Nelson
where the troughs are.
Between the houses is the main road and the village proper.




This rock is close by. there are quite a few trees!
Everything here is nicely tended and looked after.


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