SD8010 : Gallipoli Gardens, Bury

taken 4 years ago, near to Fishpool, Bury, Great Britain

Gallipoli Gardens, Bury
Gallipoli Gardens, Bury
The Lancashire Fusiliers suffered heavy losses in the Gallipoli campaign; there were more than 500 Lancashire casualties, including men from Bury, on the first day alone and the regiment famously won "six Victoria Crosses before breakfast”. When the Fusilier Museum was moved to its current location in the Grade II listed former Arts & Crafts Centre in 2009, the former Sparrow Park which is adjacent to the museum, was renamed Gallipoli Gardens as a memorial garden for those Fusiliers who lost their lives during the First World War (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News).

The 1922 war memorial (SD8010 : Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial, Gallipoli Gardens) was also moved to the garden; it can be seen towards the left hand side of this photograph, behind the tree.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8032 1065 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.5232N 2:17.9278W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8031 1065
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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