SD3037 : Emergency Services Monument

taken 6 years ago, near to North Shore, Blackpool, Great Britain

Emergency Services Monument
Emergency Services Monument
By the side of the road at Gynn Square.

SD3037 : Plaque on the Emergency Services Memorial.
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
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Memorial 
Person (from Tags)
Matt Titherington  Angela Bradley  Gordon Connolly  Colin Morrison 
Date (from Tags)
1983 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3065 3793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.9788N 3:3.3141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3069 3793
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