Walkers on Longridge Fell will have spotted - from a distance - a well known landmark, but few will have ventured closer unless prepared to veer off surrounding footpaths, to tramp over bog and heather. So, that is perhaps why not many know why this cast iron, railed off area, was put there in the first place.
Regular visitor to Longridge, Peter Oldfield, from Blackburn, is now asking the question - why is it there? He said: “I have asked local people, Googled it, looked in books, asked on walking forums, all to no avail. It is about 20ftx20ft, blacksmith made with a cast iron gate post and fastened together with the old style square headed nuts and bolts.” He recently spotted a bunch of flowers placed inside it and a small sapling has also been planted there.
At the weekend Peter spoke to a lady who lived nearby when she was small and believes it may be a memorial to air crash victims from the Second World War. Peter says Americans delivered aircraft to be assembled at Warton and believes if it is a memorial asks the question, should it be maintained by some official body? If you have any further information, please
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