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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Blackpool
Town
Blackpool
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Peace and Anti-War memorials
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 June 2008
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 June 2008
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59160

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Current location

Central Promenade by Metropole Hotel
to land side (East) of the Cenotaph
Blackpool Cenotaph
Princes Parade
Blackpool
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY1 1RA
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 30578 36487
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
White granite faced wall, facing the Cenotaph. Short, rounded return walls provide a protected space. Darker blue granite panel with inscription in gold lettering. Single step up to concrete slab base with two steps to facilitate choir at the base of the wall. The loft is flanked by guard railings. Round bronze plaque is at the east side of the north pier entrance to the cenotaph area. Also round bronze plaque in the middle of the top step of the memorial
Inscription
Sing softly. Be still. Cease Separate Round Plaque in the centre of the top step: This memorial is dedicated to those/ who struggle for freedom in all conflicts,/ and those who remember them./ It is sacred to all non-combatants who lay down their lives./ Those who are forever still; we remember you./ Violence is not the only strength/ Around edge of the plaque: The 'Choir Loft 2008. Designed by Artist Ruth Barker and Commissioned by Blackpool Borough Council. Funded by Blackpool Council, Blackpool Challenge Partnership, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Peace and Anti-War memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth 4520mm, height 1620mm, width 14065mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 15mm, height 200mm dia, width 200mm dia
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1000mm, width 4560mm
    Materials: Slate
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth inset, height 400mm dia, width 400 mm dia
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2008: Major restoration project completed. Including the addition of a further memorial to civilian casualties in matching white Granite and Bronze within the garden setting on the promenade. In addition, a permanent projection and illumination project has been installed. This initiative uses still photography and moving images which are projected onto the upper 70ft of the memorial with a changing programme each year. We await further details about the additions and civilian memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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