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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 20th March, 2015)

War Memorial


War Memorial
Pemberton and Lamberhead Green War Memorial.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 20th March 2015 at 03:32

What has Pemberton and Lamberhead Green Done to deserve that monstrosity, it is the worst sculpture I have ever seen.

Comment by: joe graney on 20th March 2015 at 06:40

great picture Mick.very sobering.

Comment by: Mick on 20th March 2015 at 07:04

Derek theres a lot of these wooden sculptures appearing in other places, Ive seen them in Coppull and Chorley as well.

Comment by: anonymous on 20th March 2015 at 08:00

who modeled for this was it harry pemberton.good pic though

Comment by: Giovanni on 20th March 2015 at 10:53

What an awful statue dedicated to those brave soldiers! Who designed it? I'm just back from Rome and seen better in the public toilets!!!

Comment by: kath on 20th March 2015 at 14:05

whereabouts is this please? [and don't say pemberton! :-D

Comment by: Garry on 20th March 2015 at 16:18

Pemberton, Kath. Oh no, Giovanni's back!!!

Comment by: Mick on 20th March 2015 at 16:46

Kath its is Lamberhead Green

Comment by: Aubrey on 20th March 2015 at 17:13

Kath,
Chapel Street, Pemberton, near 'Jem Lowes'
Pub.'

Comment by: tricia on 20th March 2015 at 18:36

Well, for one I am glad there is now a memorial for the sake of my cousin who gave his precious life to save his friends.
I am going to Arnhem again in the next few weeks to take flowers.
R.I.P.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 20th March 2015 at 19:57

As children we used to call this area "The Little Park" in which we played. It was in fact a graveyard. There is an old picture here of kids playing.
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=4&id=21456&gallery=pemberton+centre&offset=0
The graveyard used to belong to a church, long gone even when the picture was taken, located over the wall in photo where the house is.

Comment by: Julie on 20th March 2015 at 20:49

Thankfully Garry, Giovanni is back! How was Rome Giovanni? Would you swap it for Wigan?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 20th March 2015 at 22:04

An awful thing to say but I AGREE WITH COMMENTS ON THIS STATUE the surroundings dont look much tidier either,I think it could have looked a lot more dedicated than this.

Comment by: Ken R on 20th March 2015 at 23:48

I didn't make any comments earlier bacause i didn't want to seem dissatisfied with the statue, but it does look rediculous. Not worthy of its position.

Comment by: Giovanni on 21st March 2015 at 10:34

Hi Julie
Rome was good....went to the Vatican, Colleseum, Forum, Spanish Steps. Parts of Rome are a dump and they drive like maniacs. The cabbie taking us from the airport nearly crashed!! No tip for him!LOL. But home is where your heart is!

Comment by: Julie on 21st March 2015 at 16:42

That's interesting Giovanni. I would have thought with such a cultural history as Rome , the dump areas you mention would be frowned upon by those who care about it and stopped. You learn something new everyday Always find your comments interesting and amusing by the way Gio.

Comment by: Jeff Rudd on 21st March 2015 at 17:11

JeanF (Wales) I can't see anything wrong with the surroundings? Grass looks ok. Plants in their Winter state. Poppy wreaths laid at the side. Except for the nightmare of a statue! - It looks fine too me.

Comment by: Ann on 21st March 2015 at 18:08

I agree with you Jeff.

Comment by: Giovanni on 21st March 2015 at 21:31

Grazie Julie
Except for the iconic and ancient structures, alot of Rome is run down particularly the residential areas. Graffiti everywhere, uneven paving, faded road markings (abit like Wigan) LOL Seriously, water is allowed to spill into the road from the many drinking fountains in the city and the carabinieri (police) casually smoke on duty! And theres beggars and hawkers in your face (a few Italian expletives soon chased them) LOL. But apart from that a great visit! The Basilica of San Pietro was magnificent! Do go if you get a chance!

Comment by: Giovanni on 21st March 2015 at 21:45

Garry
It will take an atom bomb for me to disappear!! LOL

Comment by: Giovanni on 23rd March 2015 at 10:37

Jeff Rudd
Are you an Evertonian and do know Eric Weall etc.?

Comment by: Fred on 23rd March 2015 at 11:38

Looks like he;s on Safari' and lost his way.

Comment by: Giovanni on 23rd March 2015 at 17:33

Fred
He's lost in the Plantations at Haigh Hall!

Comment by: Jeff Rudd on 26th March 2015 at 22:23

Wiganer, born and bred, Giovanni.

Comment by: Jarvo on 20th May 2015 at 08:55

A shocking gesture from New Labour council. How dare they remember these brave men in carved wood!

It's a local disgrace.

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