At North Shore: Blackpool Cenotaph and War Memorial – remember all those lost in conflict.
At the northern end of the central stretch of Blackpool Promenade, stands Blackpool Cenotaph and War Memorial.
It’s an unmissable structure, bounded on three sides by notable buildings – North Pier, the Metropole Hotel and Blackpool Town Hall on Talbot Road.
Blackpool War Memorial was erected in 1923, and it’s prominent position on Blackpool Promenade is within the Town Centre Conservation Area.
It’s a 30m tall granite obelisk on a square pedestal, designed by Ernest Prestwich, with bronze plaques sculpted by Gilbert Ledward.
Originally unveiled in 1923, the war memorial underwent a major restoration in 2007/8 when the stonework and bronzes were cleaned and the new memorial to civilian casualties to conflict; ‘The Choir Loft’ by Artist Ruth Barker was added. The new memorial was unveiled by the Duchess of Cornwall who attended the re-dedication service on 27th June 2008.
Blackpool War Memorial is central to remembering those fallen in past conflicts in the town, and is the focus of events during Blackpool Armed Forces Week in June each year and in the Remembrance Day Services each November.
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