Freckleton School Air Disaster

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Reference WMO254218

Address:

Holy Trinity Church

Lytham Road

Freckleton

PR4 1HS

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Granite Cross set on a rectangular plinth with inscription and two flanking stones bearing the name of those who died. The memorial is set in a small garden within the church yard at the rear of the church
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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE TWO TEACHERS/ THIRTY FIVE INFANT SCHOLARS/ AND SEVEN CIVILIANS WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES WHEN AN AMERICAN/ LIBERATOR BOMBER CRASHED/ IN A THUNDER STORM/ AND DESTROYED A PART OF/ THE ADJOINING SCHOOL AND/ OTHER PROPERTY ON/ THE 23RD OF AUGUST 1944/ THIS MONUMENT/ WAS ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ "IN GOD BE TRUST" Left stone: TEACHERS/ (Names) SCHOLARS/ (Names) Right stone: SCHOLARS/ (Names) CIVILIANS/ (Names)

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