|Stone post next to the statue
|Looking out to sea - the hotel in the background is the North Euston
"Welcome home is erected as a tribute to the families of Fleetwood fishermen who have down the years shared the dangers and uncertainties of the industry. Around this spot families have gathered for generations to 'welcome home' their menfolk from the sea.
Welcome Home is provided by Fisherman's Friend with the assistance of Wyre Borough Council. It was designed and sculpted by Anita Lafford"
|Out to Sea
Very close to the statue is a memorial to the fishermen. Painted blue, there are three inscriptions. The first two are here. The list of boats lost will be in the datastore.
" Past this place, the fishermen of Fleetwood have sailed for generations while their families have watched from the shore. Their courage and comradeship under hardship is a living legend. This memorial depicting equipment from a trawler, was placed here in recognition of the great contribution which the men and women of the fishing community have made to the life of Fleetwood"
|The losses of Fleetwood Fishermen since 1913
The major one is an obelisk dedicated to two men
For their efforts to save the crew of the 'Jean Campbell' James Abram and George Greenall were each awarded the Silver Medal by the RNLI. A fund was set up for their dependents and the drinking fountain was installed in their memory, however it was felt that that was insufficient and the monument was erected as a more suitable memorial to their courage.
In response to comments below I post a link to a photograph and description of the same monument by Lawrence Chard. I had the pleasure of meeting him at his business when I had some work done. Fine research Mr. Chard.
|North Euston Gardens
|The rock in front of the obelisk has the inscription
The Pharos Lighthouse is behind in the distance
the North Euston Hotel is to the right