2013

SD3037 : Plaque on the Emergency Services Memorial

taken 11 years ago, near to North Shore, Blackpool, England

Plaque on the Emergency Services Memorial
Plaque on the Emergency Services Memorial
A plaque on the Emergency Services Memorial SD3037 : Emergency Services Monument at Gynn Square has the crests of the Lancashire Constabulary, the Coastguard, the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service and the Northwest Ambulance Service.
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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SD3037, 228 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Gerald England   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 21 August, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3064 3793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.9787N 3:3.3232W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3065 3793
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