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.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Lytham Road Health Centre

Yet another NHS facility under the cosh. They always look abandoned and uncared for. This however is showing signs of real wear. It can only be a matter of time before someone gets in and destroys it.

This building was on the site of a building that housed an annex of Blackpool and the Fylde College. I used to go there to do production skills, woodwork, crafting and similar practical crafts. I don;t remeber when those buildings were flattened but it was replaced by this fine health centre. As a family we were registered to a practice on Waterloo Road and when we got the option to move to this building it seemed like a good idea. Later our doctors open a surgery nearer to us and we moved with them. Our doctors are now some of the most senior practicing doctors on the Fylde coast. They have worn considerably better than this building.

The latest bit of scandal concerning the building is shoppers and workers using the carpark as erm... a carpark! seems it not allowed... Nothing like driving the prosperity of the area down.

Shocking weather when I took these pix. Rain on the front filter

From Lytham Road

The side/back

The back - already rubbish

The back also

Plenty of carparking space

The side looking towards Lytham Road

The same side

From the front of the building. Lytham road runs fro left to right.
Right heads to Manchester Square and the Prom. Left leads to Squires gate lane at the Airport.

The front Entrance

From the Front Entrance looking towards Lytham Road

The front again. The bluish building on the right was the old
Lytham Road swimming baths

The same view. Where the newer flats were was the site of a Fire Station

Looking from Lytham Road.
It is a one storey building.

Somehow looks forbidding


Update when something happens! Might be years.......