|From the back of the memorial, |
looking in the general direction of Thornton. To the left lies Fleetwood and to the right Poulton.
At our backs is the road to Cleveleys.
|This is the memorial in 1935, posted from Blackpool.|
The real photographic postcard is by M. Miller and Co, Blackpool.
The railings are there but the strange pillar things appear to have gone...
|Not sure of the location that this was photographed from,|
Seems rather poorly composed, certainly never seen this shot before.
The memorial is almost in two halves. There is a slab to the right of the picture that has been placed by ICI, relating to the fallen employees of the plant for both World Wars. This slab was moved here at the closure and demolition of the Burn Naze plant.
The central memorial relates to the fallen from the Great War and the three open books commemorate the fallen from World War 2. It is indeed a heavy toll for what would have been a small village, it still is. I suspect some of the names on the ICI memorial will match the main memorial and possibly the open books too.
The names on the memorial have been added to the Datastore here.
Here is a link to the Millfield School Roll of Honour. They also have some of the same names.
This is quite a large memorial. Approx. 6 feet in length. There does seem to some wear on it. The letters are clearly discernible but the debris from the trees does cover it. Really glad that ICI or whoever decided to move it from the Burn Haze works before it was flattened.
Here are the pictures of the ICI memorial:
|The ICI Memorial.|
Below are close ups
|The black splodge at the top is a casting of the ICI logo of their lion|
|The top half of the list of the fallen from|
the Great War
|The lower half of the fallen|
|This has the 9 names from the Second World War|
It's clear that this piece of stone has been added to the bottom of the existing memorial.
These are the pictures of the main memorial:
|Looking from the front. The ICI memorial is to the left. It is lying down|
|Directly from the back|
|Directly from the front|
|Looking out of the Memorial Garden|
These are the pictures of the open books surrounding the main memorial:
|The 3 books inscribed with the fallen|