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.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Garstang Road West Boundary marker

Looking towards Boundary Park from Blackpool Old Road

Looking daown Garstang Road West towards Poulton

The Blackpool side of the border!

The Poulton side of the border

Close Up!
Set of Photos of the boundary marker between Blackpool and Poulton at the junction of Garstang road west, Poulton Road and Blackpool Old road. This is the A586. Behind the railings is Boundary Park, further on is Grange Park Estate. Blackpool Old road has 3 school next to each other Collegiate High School, High Furlong and Blackpool Sixth form college. The location of the Boundary marker is here. Poulton is now part of Wyre borough. The post is cast iron painted white and in good condition. I suspect it is still in the correct place. But as Garstang Road West is a "new" road it may well have been resited although in the correct location.