This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SD3317SW PROMENADE 664-1/11/157 (West side) Lifeboat Monument opposite Scarisbrick Avenue
Monumental obelisk. Commemorates the loss of the lifeboat "Eliza Fernley" with 14 crew in 1886; the commissioning of the lifeboat "Edith and Annie" in 1888; the achievements of 2 other former lifeboats; and the public holiday celebrating the majority of the Corporation of this borough and the jubilee of Queen Victoria. Erected 28 June 1888. Grey granite. Base of 3 square steps, plinth with corner colonettes and bronze plaques, obelisk with chamfered corners. The plaque on the south side is blank but the others are lettered, that on the north side recording the loss of the "Eliza Fernley" while attempting the rescue of the crew of the German barque "Mexico" during a storm on 9 December 1886 (also commemorated by Eliza Fernley monument in cemetery, Duke Street, qv).
Listing NGR: SD3336017362
© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Cottrell, Bob
Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob
Bronze, Granite, Victorian Obelisk, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Ornament, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative
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