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- This is a grade II listed building built in thanksgiving to commemorate the fact that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster emerged relatively unscathed from WW2. Blackpool was chosen as being centrally located within the Diocese. The building is of white Portland stone.
- Commemoration stone on the exterior of the building, in Latin: DEO OMNIPOTENTI IN HONOREM BEATAE MARIAE VIRGINIS IMMACULATAE DE LA PUR DI. QUAE PER DIES GRASSANTIS BELLI ECCLESIAS HUIUS DIOECESIS ET FIDELES INCLUMES BENIGNISSIMA SERVAVIT TUTELA. HUNC LAPIDEM GRATO POSUIT ANIMO THOMAS EDUARDUS EPISCOPUS LANCASTRENSIS DIE VIII SEPT MCMLV Translated as: ‘By Almighty God in Honour of the pure Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate. This diocese and faith remained safe from raging war. This stone laid by Thomas Edward, Bishop of Lancaster on 8 Sept 1955’
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined
- Second World War (1939-1945)
Materials: Stone - Portland
- Listing information
- Thanksgiving Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
- WMO ID: 125916
- Condition: Good [last updated on 14-08-2019]
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- The Shrine of our Lady of Lourdes was built as a war memorial thanksgiving chapel between 1955 and 1957. It was designed by Francis Xavier Velarde (1897-1960) and its construction was funded by contributions from local parishes. According to Wikipedia: The shrine was deconsecrated in 1993, and passed into the ownership of the Historic Chapels Trust a secular charity, in 2000 in a poor state and without an endowment. A £100,000 grant awarded by English Heritage assisted with urgent rescue repairs, completed in April 2008, dealing with the leaking copper roof and improving the rainwater disposal system.
- Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
- Historic Chapels Trust
- History at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_Our_Lady_of_Lourdes,_Blackpool Listing detail: historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1387319
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