Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
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
Affetside Census
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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Sunday 28 October 2012

St Annes War Memorial

Set in Ashton Gardens, the war memorial is most imposing, quite possibly the most imposing on the Fylde coast. The sculpture is by Walter Marsden and it is very moving. This is Walter Marsden at his peak. According to the UKNIWM the memorial was unveiled by Alderman C F Critchley on the 12th of October 1924. Much of the information seems sketchy, hopefully my photographs will give a better insight into the description. There are further photographs at the datastore as well as a list of the fallen.

The architect was Mr Thomas Smith Tait.

Looking from the north,
Ashton Gardens also has a lake as well as a rose garden

The soldier on the north side

Mother and child on the south side

The panel on the east side of the monument. In the datastore are close ups of the detail. This is a panoramic image made up of a composite

Peace looking out to sea

1939 to 1945 inscription

Continuation of the inscription on the opposite side.
The names are in the data store

The Great War inscription

Peace looking out to sea

The Soldier


The area around the memorial is great for skateboarding
Long may it continue!

Peace facing to sea

There is a Pathe News clip here. The clip is from the west side of the memorial. Peace is facing out to sea.The location on a map is shown here.

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