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.

Sunday 5 June 2011

Gisburn Horse and Cattle trough

Looking down  the Nelson Road.
Gisburn is positioned on the A59 that runs past British Aerospace. the first thing you meet on the left are sheds for the cattle market.  The trough has running water, whether it is supplied from a well or standing water. However considering the size of the trough, it cannot really have watered many cattle.

Closer view of the Cattle Trough
Looking up the Nelson Road

 Queen's Silver Jubilee
 My mission was to photograph and log the War Memorial at Gisburn. I parked up and spotted the watering trough at the Nelson junction 100 yards from the memorial on the A682 to Nelson.  The rock pictured commemorates the Queen's Silver Jubilee. It is placed very close to the memorial. This information will be placed on a different page.
However there is a link to the Gisburn Village website here. Lots of family history and old photo's too

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