Remembrance Sunday Memorial Walk – Lead Mines Clough , Anglezarke,Chorley,Lancashire


Wet approach to the memorial walk

Note from dad -this was about a family memorial walk and the main activity was remembering Jakes and Evie’s Great, Great Granddad and Great Granddad. Jake wanted to share this – some of the Blog has been written by Jake and the rest by dad.
Jake had been to  this memorial before, we all thought this was a suitable location to commemorate and  remember.
http://jakeofwinterhill.blogspot.com/2010/10/anglezarke-lead-mine-clough-first.html

Jake had tidied up the crosses and poppies spontaneously without being asked before

“I am tidying this up by putting some of the crosses back (above lead mines clough)”

me  and Evie -Evie being a Zebra! in pink

Looking at a Mine Audit with dad -(behind the tree!)

Bolton Mountain rescue – 4 land rovers

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

At the Bomber memorial- Winter hill is in the background , the mast is mostly covered in cloud.

Putting Great Granddad’s and Great Great Granddad’s Crosses on the memorial

making sure the crosses are together without disturbing others, picking up the poppies on the ground.

Note  from Dad:
Edward McQue (Great Grandfather) and John Thomas McQue (Great .Great Grandfather) crosses together


Edward McQue officer Engineer  Merchant Navy (Great Granddad)
Killed in action  21-11 -1940  SSCree , 4791 tons iron ore , all 41 hands were lost
He had successfully completed 3 voyages when his ship SSCree was sunk by a U Boat- U123 off the coast of Ireland
the ship was carrying Iron from South Africa to Liverpool

information about U123
http://www.uboat.net/boats/u123.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-123_(1940)

Great Granddad does not have a  grave having gone down with the ship,
He is remembered at the Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill London
http://www.merchantnavymemorial.com/thm.htm
http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=90002&mode=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Hill_Memorial
http://merchantships.tripod.com/merchantseamentribute.html

John Thomas McQue 5th regiment Labour Corps
killed in action 14-12-1917 in the trenches battle of Passchendale ,Belgium

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_passchendaele.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passchendaele

Great,Great Granddad is buried at  Dozingham war cemetery , Belguim
http://freespace.virgin.net/denys.gaskell/cem5.html

http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/dozinghem.htm
http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/

http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk/

Bomber memorial to the Wellington Bomber crew who died

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/lait/site/Wellington%20Z8799.htm

I am  reading the memorial wreaths
Note from dad :This one that Jake is reading from was from the Chorley ramblers,
http://www.chorleyramblers.co.uk/

This  Memorial wreath from Bolton Mountain rescue team

http://www.boltonmrt.org.uk/go.php?page=main

waterfall

one of the mine tips

me and mum

route we took
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/remembrance-day-memorial-lead-clough-mines-303098/

some background to the memorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglezarke
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pennine_Moors
http://www.unitedutilities.com/AnglezarkeReservoir.aspx

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