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, 11 June 2012

Rescue Me! Austin A30

Rescue me! - Last road taxed until the end of 2011 this Austin A30 or perhaps A35 is parked up on private land in Blackpool. It has been there for some time and although it looks like someone's project, no work has been done to it in at least 3 months. It appears to have most of its glass and its tyres are still inflated. The inside is a bit of a mess but possibly not as bad as it seems. Hopefully some real enthusiast will take notice and whisk it away to be restored. There is a description and history of this vehicle here.

Front View of bonnet

From the road

Looks like the horn button has disappeared but moost of the seats are there

From the rear. Does not appear to have much rust

From the rear again

View through the side window.
For anyone who is interested it was there on Haweside lane between Spen Corner and Daggers Hall lane on the day this was published. I don't have any more info - but I know it must belong to someone!