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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 13th February, 2014)

War Memorial

War Memorial
War Memorial in Platt Bridge looking in good order.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 6D)
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Comment by: Rev David Long on 13th February 2014 at 08:36

I saw lists of the fallen of Platt Bridge on two wooden plaques in the sanctuary of St Nat's when I celebrated Communion there on Sunday.

Comment by: Garry on 13th February 2014 at 09:25

Rev, are you the Vicar of St Nats now?
Andrew, where in PB is this located?

Comment by: maggie on 13th February 2014 at 11:39

Thank you so much for this. it was the only time of the year when people from all the churches in Platt Bridge came together. I am little vague on the exact spot, I think the road to the right would be Neville Street. It was very close to Liverpool Road also.

Comment by: Brendell on 13th February 2014 at 15:30

Nice to see this looking tidier than last time I saw it.
So many memories of Remembrance Day when I was in the Brownies and Guides at St Nats. Particularly marching down to the British Legion Club in the evening and marching back with them for the evening service.
The names used to be read from those two wooden plaques in the past.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 13th February 2014 at 16:14

Keep up, Garry - I'm retired. I was just standing in for an ex-colleague taking a well-earned break.
The Memorial is at the junction of Neville Street (to the right, as maggie says) and Davies Street (in view) with Liverpool Road, which is behind Andrew.

Comment by: Garry on 13th February 2014 at 16:41

Yes I know you've retired Rev, thats my point. Many people who are still active and in good health want to carry on working even though they'd retired after a short while...people sometimes can't adjust to retirement. Thanks Rev.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 13th February 2014 at 20:19

Maggie, you are correct as to location, junction Neville St/Davies St.

You can use the website http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
and use Latitude 53.522643 , Longitude -2.597129 in the 'Show Point from Latitude and Longitude' Box (then hit Show Point Button.)

You will get a Google Map/Street View of the Memorial.

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