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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Wyre
Town
Fleetwood
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
HERBERT TYSON SMITH
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22nd October 1927
    Attended by: Admiral Sir William Edmund Goodenough GCB MVO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
42701
Current location

PARK AV AND WARRENHURST AV
Fleetwood Memorial Park
Park Av
Fleetwood
Wyre
Lancashire
FY7 7AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 32892 47479
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Circular plinth with chamfered base on octagonal step. Plinth surmounted by Romanesque figure. WW1 inscription incised on the sides of the plinth and on the base. Tablets with WW2 names are fixed to base and to four flower planters which are placed at corners of base step. Romanesque figure stands with right arm raised, holding a pole with eternal flame at the top. In his left hand he holds a coiled snake (?). He wears a laurel garland on his head. An unknown figure is carved in low relief above the WW1dedicatory inscription
Inscription
AROUND TOP OF THE PLINTH: FOR FREEDOM LOVING BRITONS, THE BELOVED ONES DIED FOR US 6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ FLEETWOOD WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1914 - 1918/ AND IN GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE WHO SHARED/ ITS DANGER OTHER FACES: (NAMES) AROUND BASE OF PLINTH: TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH, BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH. MAN MUST STILL STRIVE, PRINCIPLES DO NOT APPLY THEMSELVES (EXACT LINE SPACING UNKNOWN) LOWER BASE: 1939 - 1945 TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO CONTINUED THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND CHRISTIAN WAY OF LIFE/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 330
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 330
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname,forename,decorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 190
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 190
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,decorations
    Order of information: surname,decorations
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
  • Fleetwood War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2009: further vandalism 2001: some graffiti is on the memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • FOR WW2 ADDITIONS. IN FLEETWOOD LIBRARY
  • The Times 24th October 1927, p.9 col.g
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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