United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Men of Fleetwood - WW1 and WW2

Our Ref: 42701

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FLEETWOOD MEMORIAL PARK
PARK AV
FLEETWOOD
LANCASHIRE
England
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Figure
Other Location Details:

PARK AV AND WARRENHURST AV

OS Map Ref:SD 320 470

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)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FIGUREStone   Good

Physical Description

CIRCULAR PLINTH WITH CHAMFERED BASE ON OCTAGONAL STEP. PLINTH SURMOUNTED BY ROMANESQUE FIGURE.

WWI INSCRIPTION INCISED ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH AND ON THE BASE. TABLETS WITH WWII 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 WW1 DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:330
Served & Returned0
Died330
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?surname > forename > decorations
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename, decorations
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:190
Served & Returned0
Died190
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?surname > decorations
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, decorations
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2009: further vandalism

2001: some graffiti is on the memorial.

Ceremonies

Date:22nd October 1927
RolePerformed By
UnveiledAdmiral Sir William Edmund Goodenough

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
HERBERT TYSON SMITHSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:1
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service   FOR WW2 ADDITIONS. IN FLEETWOOD LIBRARY
The Times  24th October 1927, p.9 col.g 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection