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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Ansdell Unitarian Church memorial

Ansdell is situated between St Annes and Lytham on the Fylde Coast. It very much has a characterer of its own - but as far as features are concerned Fairhaven Lake, the White Church and Woodlands road shopping centre are main features. Fylde Rugby club is prominent in the area too, a couple of decent pubs, fairly modern housing and that's your lot. On Channing road the Unitarian Church sits, it reflects the local housing, mostly bungalows with its clean tidy appearance. The bungalows and the houses appear to be about the same age.

I attended a wedding here and although I was not the photographer I had the opportunity to photograph too. I have included a few pictures of the church as well as the memorial shot with the transcription.

A record of the memorial is held by the War Memorials Archive Ref: 54912


The North entrance to the church

This is the church from the South end. The new hall is to the left.

This is the West end of the church. The Altar is within the bow shape.
The stones are a little remembrance garden to church members.

Just inside the north Entrance, the 4 lit lamps belonged
to the wedding planners, they were whisked away and magically reappeared at the Villa at Wrea Green within an hour!

Strangely behind the door when I took the photograph there were 80 or so guests, singing and all sorts of wedding stuff going on! Quite odd!
Panoramic of the inside facing the altar. There are seats for four a side. All the woodwork appears to be in oak. Very tastefull. Pleasant and an excellent feel to the place. It is tiny though. Up above the altar is a round topped leaded window. The only stained glass I think in the church (see below).
The memorial is to the right by the altar. At the time the church was being tidied up after the wedding.


The window above the altar - very nice. The setting sun will come through this in the evening>
Delightful! I like this window a lot.
Samuel Thomas F.S.I.
Honorary Architect.
Opened by
Sir Cuthbert Grundy, J.P.
July 19th 1930
J.E.Myerscough Ltd.
Builders, Lytham.

This plaque is inside the North entrance.

THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
MRS. THOMAS
OF FAIRHAVEN
NOVEMBER 2ND 1929.

This Foundation stone is placed in the wall at the East end.



The Memorial inside the apse, just to the north of the altar.


This is the transcription of the Memorial:

ANSDELL UNITARIAN CHURCH & SCHOOL

IN
HONOUR & GRATITUDE
TO
W.H. DAWSON (William Healey Dawson)
B.P. VICKERS (Benjamin Poole Vickers)
R.J. WEBB (Richard Joseph Webb)
P. CHADWICK
R. HARGREAVES
E. HARWOOD
F. HARWOOD
G. HARWOOD
A.M. HEYWOOD
S. HEYWOOD
E.W. HEYWOOD
E.W. LOWE
R.C. MOORE
G. ROTHWELL
F. TAYLOR
E.H. WEBB
R. WESTHEAD

1914  WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR 1919

16 Names in all -There is no sign of the carver anywhere one this memorial.

Beneath are the Medal cards of the the 3 servicemen who died.

William Healey Dawson

Benjamin Vickers

Robert Joseph Webb




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