The last stages in the building of the War
Memorial Monument in the Ashton Gardens, St. Anne's (the gift of the Rt. Hon. Lord Ashton) when the
crowning stones were placed in position, and the female figure, typifying the birth of a new life
after the hard and fierce struggles of warfare, was hoisted and secured by a steel rod to the
The photographs show :
(1) laying the last stone;
(2) placing the steel rod in position to receive the figure
(3) the crowning figure being hoisted up the side of the monument
(4) lowering the figure into position ; and (centre) the female
figure before her ascension.
The monument was unveiled on Sunday October 12th 1924, by the Mayor of Lytham St. Annes.
Lord Ashton (centre) at the unveiling of the War Memorial, St.Annes, in