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A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors 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.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Memorial at Broughton

I suppose Broughton is best known as the roundabout under the join of the M6, the M55 and the A6. It is a couple of miles north of Preston on the A6 and is on the way to Garstang and then Lancaster. Set in agricultural land, Broughton was the start to the Preston Guild walk around the perimeter of Preston.

The memorial itself is maybe half a mile south of the village. When it was built I suspect the road was considerably quieter and there was no M6 at the time. The A6 was one of only 2 roads that joined the north of the UK to the south. The A1 was the other. I feel that it may have been built in two halves. Frequently of course the Second World War memorials were added to the first World War memorials.

The photos:
This is from the left side of the road heading into Preston. The seat looks across the road.
" ON THE TABLETS OPPOSITE
ARE WRITTEN THE NAMES OF THOSE FROM THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN TWO GREAT WARS
REST A WHILE AND THINK OF THEIR SACRIFICE"

A view of the seat from the other side of the A6
Typical Traffic, I pulled up well on the pavement,
the road is quite narrow at this point and bendy.
If you plan to visit this memorial. Be careful.

A view from the seat

This is the inscription on the base of the cross:
These Died for Us.
Eric Osmond Collinson 2oth May Pte. 1st Canadians
Robert Evans 31st July 1917 Sgt L.N.Lanc. RGT.
Charles Edward Hoyle 14th May 1917 Corpl. R.F.A.
Tom Jackson 1st July 1916 Pte. L.N. Lancs. Rgt.
Thomas Astin Page 7th June 1917 Cpl. 4th BN. N.Z.R.B.
Frank Roberts 5th Sept. 1917.  Pvt Lancs. Fusrs.
William Sykes 4th April 1918 Lieut R.F.A.
James Thornton 24th March 1918 L.Cpl. Scottish RIF.
Joseph Benjamin Watson 6th April 1920 Pte. L.N.Lancs Rgt.



  

TRANQUIL YOU LIE-YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED
YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVE
1914-1918      1939-1945
(From "O Valiant Hearts, a hymn remembering the fallen of the First World War. The words were taken from a poem by Sir John Stanhope Arkwright (1872–1954)
 

TERENCE ANTHONY LENDRUM
15TH NOVEMBER 1940
JAMES MASON
18TH JULY 1944
SAMUEL MYERSCOUGH
20TH NOVEMBER 1945
CHARLES NAYLOR
19TH JUNE 1940
NORMAN PARKINSON
2ND OCTOBER 1942
DONALD ROBERTSON
6TH AUGUST 1944
GEORGE NEVIL SUTTON
3RD MAY 1943
GEORGE TELFORD STEVENSON
16TH OCTOBER 1945
WILLIAM WALLBANK
10TH JULY 1944
JOHN WALMSLEY
15TH JUNE 1944
JOHN NELSON WILKINSON
18TH JULY 1945
HENRY WRENNALL
15TH OCTOBER 1940



DENIS ANTHONY BENTLEY
13TH MARCH 1945
RONALD JOHN BUCKLEY
12TH AUGUST 1940
THOMAS LEONARD CAIN
3RD SEPTEMBER 1940
BRYAN INGLIS CANNELL
14TH AUGUST 1942
ARTHUR CARR
23RD SEPTEMBER 1942
CLIFFORD CARR
7TH DECEMBER 1942
JOHN EDWIN CHADWICK
7TH NOVEMBER 1941
GEOFFREY THOMAS CHAPMAN
28TH JULY 1942
THOMAS CROSSFIELD DERHAM
3RD DECEMBER 1943
ANTHONY CHAMBRE DICKSON
16TH DECEMBER 1941
JOSEPH IGNATIUS HOLDEN
22ND JUNE 1945
ELEANOR LEIGH
1ST JUNE 1945
NORMAN HENRY LEIGH
4TH JULY 1946

The memorial takes the form of an altar.
the words are underneath.

Sorry a moody shot, as the sun was going down.
 This memorial is slightly out of character. It is situated away from the town and although there have clearly been recent visitors, it is not a place where a remembrance ceremony could be performed. Broughton is a pleasant place and this would not be out of place there.
As always welcome comments and links. The photos are copy-write free.
The memorial is no 3340 on the War Memorial Archive. There are also Photos there thanks to Mike Coyle.


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