Burscough 100… The 100th Aniversary of The Great War

 The eight local primary schools all participated in the project.

St, Johns Church School, St Johns RC Primary School, Burscough Methodist, Burscough Village School, Lathom Hall Lane School, Newburgh School, Lordsgate Lane Primary School. St Marys (Scarisbrick) RC School

Placed in the store foyer was a memorial display representing all The Great War related memorials to the missing.

Known unto God the immortal words of Kipling.



With the advent of the Remount Memorial due delivery taken 23rd November, and with the prominence of Lathom being the very first Remount Depot created for any war or any era, it was pertinent to have a Horse focus in the store in Booths.

The idea of the horse was formulated initially by Legion Chairman Tony Bridge.. How to contrive one was another matter. Pangea Sculptures were receptive to my ‘ask’ and here it is. A grey was also placed in Tesco’s store so the village was in effect ‘book ended’ by this promotion the horse so much a part of military history of  the Great War whilst of significance here also in this district.

Images taken prior to schools or history of the Remount Depot being added to thr boards. The construction of the coral took three days, loading of material two days, with significant preparation done in the weeks leading up to 25th October 2018.

Special mention ought be made of the Poppy Knitters organised by Sue Hodgkins who not only facilitated them in the store but through the whole village, church schools and decorated the Legion Function room.