SD3037 : Plaque on Jubilee Gardens Memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to North Shore, Blackpool, Great Britain

Plaque on Jubilee Gardens Memorial
Plaque on Jubilee Gardens Memorial
The plaque on the memorial in Jubilee Gardens SD3037 : Jubilee Gardens Memorial reads:

P.C. COLIN MORRISON
AGED 38 YEARS.
W.P.C. ANGELA BRADLEY
AGED 23 YEARS.
P.C. GORDON CONNOLLY
AGED 24 YEARS.
THIS PLAQUE WAS DONATED BY
ENTERTAINERS AND PEOPLE OF
THE FYLDE AND DISTRICT
IN MEMORY OF THE
THREE BRAVE POLICE OFFICERS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN A SEA RESCUE ATTEMPT
ON 5TH JANUARY 1983.
WE WILL NEVER
FORGET THEM.

A new memorial was erected in 2013 SD3037 : Emergency Services Monument.
Emergency Services Monument
The monument designed by Matt Titherington and honouring the emergency services was unveiled at Gynn Square in June 2013. It is a tribute to three police officers who died in 1983.

Angela Bradley, 24, Gordon Connolly, 23, and Colin Morrison, 38, all died in the Irish Sea when trying to save a holiday maker who got into trouble after attempting to rescue his dog. The officers were swept away when they were overcome by crashing waves. Conditions were so bad that it took over 3 hours for a lifeboat to arrive from Fleetwood.

Volunteers raised 30,000 to fund the monument which stands proudly in the Jubilee Gardens at Gynn Square, near to where the tragedy happened. The four 6ft figurines each represent an emergency service.

The officers had been previously remembered by a plaque in the Jubilee Gardens SD3037 : Plaque on Jubilee Gardens Memorial.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Person (from Tags)
Colin Morrison  Angela Bradley  Gordon Connolly 
Date (from Tags)
1983 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3062 3794 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.9839N 3:3.3415W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3063 3794
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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