SJ8298 : Lancashire Fusiliers Memorial & Transport House

taken 8 months ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Lancashire Fusiliers Memorial & Transport House
Lancashire Fusiliers Memorial & Transport House
At the end of Oldfield Road SJ8298 : Oldfield Road off Salford Crescent (the A6) is the grade II listed LinkExternal link Lancashire Fusiliers Memorial by George Frampton which dates from 1905. The base carries an inscription recording those who fought in South Africa, 1899-1902, and insignia in low relief.

The apartment building in the background is called Transport House and is built on the site of the former Transport and General Workers Union offices. LinkExternal link
Lancashire Fusiliers Boer War Memorial, Salford
This War Memorial for soldiers of the Boer War stands at the corner of Chapel St and Oldfield Rd in Salford. It was the work of sculptor George Frampton RA and is a replica of the memorial at SD8010 : Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial, Whitehead Gardens in Bury. Known as the "Cheering Fusilier", it was originally unveiled on July 13, 1905 by Edward VII, accompanied by Queen Alexandra, before a crowd of thousands, as part of a Royal visit to Manchester and Salford.

The memorial has recently been restored to its former glory as part of the urban regeneration plan being carried out in the Chapel Street area. It was re-dedicated 24th June 2012 (Salford Council press release).

The memorial is a Grade II listed structure (List entry Number: 1386163 LinkExternal link Historic England).
The A6
The A6 is Britain's fourth longest road and one of the main historic north-south roads in England. It currently runs for 299 miles from Luton in Bedfordshire to Carlisle in Cumbria, although it formerly started at a junction with the A1 at Barnet.

Running north west from Luton, the road travels through Bedford, bypasses Rushden, Kettering and Market Harborough, continues through Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Matlock before going through the Peak District to Bakewell, Buxton, Stockport, Manchester, Salford, Pendleton, Irlams o' th' Height, Pendlebury, Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Bolton, Chorley, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Penrith before reaching Carlisle.

See LinkExternal link (Wikipedia) and LinkExternal link (SABRE) for more information.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  People, Events 
Date (from Tags)
1905 
Person (from Tags)
George Frampton 
Road (from Tags)
A6 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8256 9850 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9756N 2:15.8564W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8259 9851
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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