Here are five of the best memorial sculptures in Lancashire

This region has played host to many people or events that bear honouring, we look at some of the most popular in the area

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 7:00 am
It is important to remember our local history and monuments or sculptures are a great way to commemorate the past

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Comedy Carpet, The Promenade, Blackpool Blackpool’s Comedy Carpet provides a fun place to get inside the craft of comedy. Created by artist Gordon Young (in collaboration with the Why Not Associates), this work of visual art displays legendary jokes, songs, and catchphrases in sentence form. The work pays homage to more than 1,000 comedians and writers, and spans across 2,200 sq m (23,680 sq ft).
Eric Morecambe statue, Marine Road Central, Morecambe Pay tribute to one of England’s most beloved comedians by visiting Eric Morecambe Statue. Unveiled by the Queen in 1999, the statue captures Eric Morecambe in one of his famous poses and is encircled by inscriptions of several of his well-known catchphrases - including Bring Me Sunshine. Have your picture taken with the iconic statue, mimicking his famous pose of course, while enjoying the impressive backdrop of the surrounding bay and Lake District hills. Or visit in the evening to witness the dramatic view at sunset and to see the statue lit up.

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Freckleton Air Disaster Memorial A memorial garden and children’s playground were set up in August 1945 using money raised by the American troops, to commemorate the air disaster to befall the small village. A fund for a memorial hall was also set up, and the hall was finally opened in September 1977.
Preston city centre statue trail Grab your explorer’s hat and discover the stories behind Preston’s statues... Preston is home to a big selection of statues and sculptures to feast your eyes on. From historical statues with stories to tell to artistic statues to bring the community together, there’s plenty for everyone to appreciate. This trail focuses on statues and sculptures within the city centre, all within walking distance of each other. Ending in Avenham and Miller Parks, be sure to also admire the parks’ architecture and beautiful fountains dating back to the 1800s. The trail is roughly 1.5 miles and takes around 40 minutes to complete.
Queen Victoria monument, Dalton Square, Lancaster The Queen Victoria Memorial in Lancaster is a grade II listed building. The monument was designed by Herbert Hampton (1888–1927) and erected in 1906. The memorial is of Portland stone with bronze sculpture. The statue of Queen Victoria stands on a tall pedestal, looking towards the Town Hall. Five of those also depicted on the pedestal were born in Lancaster or surrounding area.