The memorial itself is maybe half a mile south of the village. When it was built I suspect the road was considerably quieter and there was no M6 at the time. The A6 was one of only 2 roads that joined the north of the UK to the south. The A1 was the other. I feel that it may have been built in two halves. Frequently of course the Second World War memorials were added to the first World War memorials.
|This is from the left side of the road heading into Preston. The seat looks across the road.|
" ON THE TABLETS OPPOSITE
ARE WRITTEN THE NAMES OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN TWO GREAT WARS
REST A WHILE AND THINK OF THEIR SACRIFICE"
|A view of the seat from the other side of the A6|
|Typical Traffic, I pulled up well on the pavement,|
the road is quite narrow at this point and bendy.
If you plan to visit this memorial. Be careful.
|A view from the seat|
|The memorial takes the form of an altar.|
the words are underneath.
|Sorry a moody shot, as the sun was going down.|
As always welcome comments and links. The photos are copy-write free.
The memorial is no 3340 on the War Memorial Archive. There are also Photos there thanks to Mike Coyle.