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.

Monday 3 October 2011

St. Annes War Memorial Hospital

Situated at the far end of St Annes road East lies the "remains" of the hospital. Surrounded by trees it displays what a treasure the stonework must have been. Truly a jewel in the crown of St Annes. Victorian opulence gone bonkers. Beautiful stone work.  Morris homes eat your heart out!

The inscription reads:

1922 - 1991

Opened by Lord Derby in May 1922
this former Bannister family home
was gifted to the community by
Lord Ashton, to honour local war dead

Supported entirely by
public subscription until 1948,
it closed in 1991, and was
demolished in 1996

The main entrance. I can't help but think some of the
brickwork has been renovated and rebuilt

Sandstone scroll

Fylde Borough Council
Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings

One of the new houses behind

View from the opposite side of the road
I run past here about 3 times a week. The entrance is set slightly back. I wonder what happened to the residents. It is certainly strangely quiet even though there are houses in the grounds.

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