Kirkham Town Council are commemorating the Centenary of World War 1 with a permanent arts installation in the Town’s Memorial Gardens which is home to the cenotaph and the 105 trees which were planted to commemorate the 105 Kirkham men lost in the Great War
The artwork will depict the men leaving Market Square and marching to war and feature a waterfall of 500 individual poppies tumbling down the rockery behind the cenotaph
A blessing of the installation will take place after the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph at 2pm on November 11th 2018
A number of the poppies have been allocated for purchase by anyone wishing to commemorate those who fought or perhaps are still fighting for our Country
Poppies can be purchased for £10 and a dedication will be published below if requested. Poppies will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For an application form click here or contact Liz Squires the Town Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01772 682755)
Friday 9th November saw the arts installation complete.
Kirkham Town Council is so proud to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1 in such a fitting and permanent way.
Thanks go to Arch Forge for their hard work and dedication to the project, to our Parks Team for all their assistance, Kirkham In Bloom for their donation and to HMP Community Team for help with the installation.
This project has been a great success, involving the whole Community who have dedicated poppies in Memory of all those who sacrificed so much for us.
In Memory of Lee Duffy with Thanks to all those we lost in the Great War (E.Duffy)
Donated by the Cox/Coppersthwaite's remembering the sacrifices made and lives lost throughout the world (10 poppies)
Dedicated to Kimberli Burge on your 35th Birthday in Memory of those who gave their lives to save ours in WW1 (Salli Ingham)
"We will always remember"- from all at Kirkham Junior Football Club
A dedication to Cal Duffy on your 20th Birthday in gratitude to all those who gave their lives to save ours (E Duffy)
A dedication in Remembrance of William E. Flowers (J Crossley)
A dedication to Declan Duffy on your 22nd Birthday in remembrance of all those who sacrificed in WW1. (E Duffy)
A dedication in memory of two uncles, Kirkham Boys, Alexander and Arthur Danson (brothers) who fought and lost their lives in the great war. (Linda Parker nee Danson)
Dedicated by the Beckett Family in Memory of all those who fought in the Great War (6 poppies)
Dedicated by the Silverwood Family- NEVER FORGOTTEN. FOREVER GRATEFUL. (5 poppies)
In Memory of my Grandfather Richard Laxton who died in 1918 (Z. Hearne)
To my Precious Grandfather Major Charlie Rogers (Z. Hearne)
With Thanks from Serendipity House
Tree Tots Nursery would like to remember all of the heroes who have helped us during the war.
In Memory of all those who fought in WW1 and WW2 (S&R Lennie 2 poppies)
In Remembrance of all those who fought in the great War. (N&S Rawcliffe 2 poppies)
In Memory of Fransico De Cruz (Frank Cruise) 1st King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) Killed in action 16th December 1914. Buried at Tancrez Farm Cemetary, Ploegsteert, Belgium (D. Parkinson)
In Memory of Charles Rogerson (Boy Telegraphist) Royal Navy, Aged 17. Died 5th Jan. 1981 and buried at Lyness Royal Navy Cemetary, Hoy, Orkney Islands. (D. Parkinson)
In Memory of Albert Edward Stainwright (Albert Swann) 2nd King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Aged 18. Killed in Action 9th May 1015. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Ieper, Belgium (D. Parkinson)
To all those currently serving in the armed forces, especially Anthony and Andrew.
God protect them all. (Keith and Jane Jones)
Dedicated to Andrew McDonald in Memory of Lawrence Cardwell who died in WW1 (S. McDonald)
In memory of Alexander Garvey, South Lancashire Regiment who fought and lost his life in the Great War (Margaret Hurley)
"Lest we forget" - Peter Hardy Mayor of Kirkham
Dedicated to Lawrence Cardwell, my Uncle, who died in WW1. (J Reilly)
In Memory of 3 Kirkham Brothers. Uncles of Mr & Mrs Thorne (5 Poppies).
Lance-Sergeant Alexander Danson MM 12784 10th Battalion The Loyal Lancashire Regiment.
Died in action 30 September 1917 Age 21. Buried at Outtersteene Cemetary, Bailleul, Nord, France.
Private Arthur Danson 17580 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancaster.
Died in Action July 1916. Aged 28. Buried at St. Michael's Cemetary, Kirkham.
Sergeant John Thomas Danson 17400 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiments and then Sergeant 28776 East Surrey Regiment.Wounded in Action at the Somme. discharged February 1919.
In Memory of All The Fallen, Lest We Forget. Craig and Angela Lavender
"We will always remember Them" Always grateful for what they gave for us. (Anne Marie Turner and Family)
In Memory of Uncle. Corporal Richard Turner, Railway Terrace. Wesham. (Frank and Ellen Turner)
In Loving Memory of our father James Gallagher, wounded in WW1 and brother William Gallagher lost at sea on the Russian convoys in 1944 and all those who lost their lives in conflict (M. Gallagher)
Pink Tree Parties, Kirkham
Baz, Amanda, Scarlett and Sienna "The Tucker-Lee Family"
In Memory of Herbert Thomas Jenkins- Coldstream Guards (G. Jenkins)
In Memory of Lieutenant George Herbert Whitehead RNVR Fleet Air Arm (G. Jenkins)
In Memory of my Grandfather, James Hudson, serving with the 38th Gun Infantry Corp, formerly the North Lancashire Regiment. Killed on the 12th February 1917 whilst serving in Mesopotamia, Iraq in the Asiatic Theatres. James has been remembered on the Wesham War Memorial. (Geoff Whitehorn)
In Memory of my Grandfather James Hudson. Sadly we never met but we owe him and all those that died a huge debt of gratitude. (Pat Campbell)
In Memory of my Grandad, James Hudson, who died in service to his country on the 12th February 1917 (R. Mapple)
"Lest we forget" K&J Harris
In Memory of my great uncle Lawrence Cardwell who died 11-4-1917 In Arras, France aged 22. (Gordon Wilkinson)
In Loving Memory of John Haslam. Born in Kirkham in 1894 and who died in Mesopotamia in 1916. Also his brother Joseph Haslam who was born in 1897 and who died in 1917. Lives cut short. In Memorium. (E Salmon and K Ravell)
In Memory of great Uncles John Clarkson and Joseph Caraher. From the Bond and Goode Families.
In Memory of Sgt. John William Eccleston. King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed In Action on the Somme 1917 (R&P Elmore)
In Memory of Sgt. Frank Fell, Royal Artillery (R&P Elmore)
In Memory of Lawrence Cardwell dedicated by the family of his late brother Robert Cardwell. Remembered Always. (5 poppies).
In Memory of All Those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Gone but never forgotten. Kirkham and Rural Fylde Lions Club.
“For our tomorrows they gave their today” in memory of John (Jack) Brabin and Arthur Bell Oades. The Oades/Kidd family.(6 poppies)
“With respect and grateful thanks for their sacrifice” Kirkham In Bloom.(50 poppies)
"Proud to support these symbols of love hope and remembrance"
Andrew, Caroline, Marjorie and Luella Barnes (5 poppies).
Remembering the Whiteside men of Wesham who served in WW1 (Brenda Leil)
In Remembrance of Driver Edward Whiteside of Wesham who died at the age of 22 from sickness contracted whilst on active service. (Brenda Leil)
Remembering Private James Woods. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 1st January 1917. (Don Armstrong)
In Remembrance of Able Seaman Edward Dixon Wilson. Died 23rd April 1917. (Don Armstrong)
In Memory of those who fell. Boulton and Eastham Families
Honoring the fallen - Kirkham and Rural Fylde Tangent Club
Always remembered with love and thanks, those who sacrificed all for others. (Janine and Stephen Timms)
In loving memory of Thomas Woods. Sadly never to return to his family in World War 1. Your memory lives on and will be passed down through the generations. From your loving grandchildren Sylvia Timms (nee Woods), Michael Woods and all the family.