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.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Layton Jewish Cemetery

I am sticking these pictures and information in the Roads and artifacts blog. Maybe the Memorials blog could be the right place.... buts it's kind of abandoned - run down and sort of desolate. Many cemeteries of all creeds are. I believe that there is an ex-serviceman in here but I never found him.
Next to Layton Institute - will it be flattened? - will it be saved? is the Jewish cemetery. I went school in a half Jewish area in Manchester so met many Jews and remained friendly for many years - at least until I moved to the Fylde. Certainly Carleton has many Jewish graves now. No idea when the last internment was - More research needed especially on Samuel Comor and perhaps the Jewish community.
There is a memorial in the synagogue.

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View from the gate on Westcliffe Drive. The large red building on the right is Layton Institute.
Amazingly popular in its heyday

The institute behind the gravestones

At the bottom of the path, looking towards the left.

Looking back towards the left

Wider angle view of the above picture

Looking straight back up the path

To the left. The Institute is on the far left.
A bit more telephoto to this shot

Looking from the bottom corner towards the institute.

Leaving the cemetery. This building may have a name.
It does not seem large enough to hold a large ceremony,
perhaps it serves a similar purpose to a lych gate that a traditional Christian burial would have.

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