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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Belmont War memorial

 Situated about halfway between Preston and Bolton, Belmont nestles in the lee of Winter Hill. In my motorbike days, we used to ride out to Belmont - there was a crackin' caf√© there. Not as busy now the motorway takes care of some of the traffic. It was the quickest but not the shortest between Blackpool and Bury, and is still the road of choice. It wasn't until I used the Rivington Pike road a while ago that I realised there was a memorial there.


The Rivington Pike Road is on the left, and joins the main road at the white building. Bolton is to the right and Preston to the left. At my back is Winter Hill. The Black Dog pub is at the junction. The war memorial is just to the left of centre. The road climbs steeply to the left into the village proper.



Looking from the corner of the church - the memorial is highlighted by the white stone.

Looking from above

From the front. This is the view from the Rivington Road.

To the Glory of God
This Memorial
was erected by
J T CLEMMET esq
of MARSDEN HOUSE
BOLTON
Remembrance of his Son
William Casstles Clemmet
E.R.A Royal Navy.




ALSO THE FOLLOWING WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
J.  AINSWORTH
W.  AINSWORTH
F. BATH
P. CLEMMET
J. DUANE
R.S. DIXON
W. DAWSON
E. FISH
E. HOLLAND
T. LOCKER
J. MOSCROP
J. NAYLOR
W. RATCLIFFE
J. POWELL
F. SMITH
W. WOOD

CHRIST DIED FOR ALL MEN, THESE FOR THEIR COUNTRY









The sun starting to set over the memorial


1939-1945
L. CURTIS
P.C. HASLAM
W.D. HASLAM
A.M. LORD
J. MORRIS
R. PERRY
K. TREVOR
K. WHOWELL

"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"




The Black Dog Pub"

Never seen a chimney pot exactly like this one!




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1 comment:

  1. Walter Demas Haslam was a1st cousin x2 removed of mine Great photo's.

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