Milestones, Boundary Markers, Historical Artifacts, Street Furniture, lost roads and buildings.

There are many traces of our ancestors scattered around our landscape. Mile Markers and Boundary stones are there too. The Milestone Society believes that there are approximately 9000 left in the United Kingdom. Some are cherished but others are hidden in hedgerows, some have been unwittingly destroyed by crashes, road equipment or even stolen. Roads have been straightened to make them safer. There are old gateposts still left in place, old buildings, and place names that declare an evocative past. The aim is to capture some of this information at least photographically before it disappears.

Although the Fylde Coast does not have ancient history, the Romans apparently struggled to Kirkham. There have been huge changes in the last two centuries from literally a a few fishermans' and agricultural dwellings, to a full blown tourist and light engineering industry.

More historical information can be found here about the Fylde coast.

It also seems that time has marched on and left what appears to be some very respectable buildings... which just should be used, but seem to have no worth.

Links from this Blog

Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Memorials Website dedicated to War Memorials - The majority in the North of England. Visits to churches, but also memorials in out of the way places.
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancesters from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Fleetwood Drinking Fountain, Cannon and Railway Hotel

There is a Drinking Fountain in Fleetwood. It is dedicated to James Abram and George Greenall. There is also an Obelisk dedicated to their memory too here.
It is just outside the Euston Gardens by the North Euston Hotel. Just inside the Gardens is a cannon. I don't know anything about the Cannon but here is a picture! The North Euston Hotel is also included in these pictures. The gardens are called the Euston Park Gardens.

Fleetwood Cannon

Drinking Fountain which relates to the obelisk close by

An anchor, in front of the PWR boundary stone

THE PRESTON AND WYRE
RAILWAY BOUNDARY STONE
COMMEMORATING
THE FIRST TRAIN FROM
PRESTON TO FLEETWOOD
ON 15TH JULY 1840
RECOVERED BY
FLEETWOOD CIVIC SOCIETY
MARCH 1987


Stone Carving of the
Crest of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway

THIS STONE SHOWS THE LAND AND SEA
OPERATIONS OF THE L & Y RAILWAY CO.
AT FLEETWOOD - CIRCA 1875
PRESENTED TO THE TOWN BY THE
FLEETWOOD CIVIC SOCIETY - 1976


All these objects are in the gardens.