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'Lest we forget' can also be applied for this excellent art installation

Striking cotton workers were shot in 1842! Our democratic rights are fragile and badly in need of... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2019
Robert M
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Preston, United Kingdom
The Preston Strike of 1842

This was a controversial memorial when it was unveiled in 1992. The right wing local press were in... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2019
PrestonGuild
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

Striking cotton workers were shot in 1842! Our democratic rights are fragile and badly in need of reform. Every time I pass the site I pay homage to those unfortunates who won the working people of Preston the standard of living they now enjoy. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed February 19, 2019

This was a controversial memorial when it was unveiled in 1992. The right wing local press were in their element in blaming loony lefties for this memorial on strikers who were shot in 1842. The style by sculptor Gordon Young is not conventional but was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

The Preston Martyrs memorial is a very impressive sculpture on Lune Street. Unveiled in 1992, it commemorates the four people shot down during the workers strike of 1842.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Particularly like the way that extra plaques (Workers memorial day)have been added to the monument. A real work of art.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Inspirational testimony to the struggle and sacrifice of the working class of Preston to the enhance the rights of all. A recommendation on the cultural tour of Priestown. Preston is my highlight for cultural history of Lancashire, a shame with the recent cuts to events...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Very strange statue concerning the trade union movement and the martyrs of a time gone by. Nice street art.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I don't know how many people realise that Goya's Third of May 1808 has been reproduced in stone, in Preston, commemorating a Chartist massacre there. People walk by it every day without knowing. kids skateboard off it without caring. you don't want to know what...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

I think this sculpture represents the struggle workers have endured to gain the rights we all take for granted. Not sure about the guns being pointed at the three figures opposing the gunmen

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank albeback1
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

An unusual monument with an interesting history behind it, it is easy to walk past something like this every day and forget how unusual it is.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank kayleighac
Reviewed August 1, 2017

I had never seen this memorial before and when I did set eyes on it I couldn't understand how something so large could have missed my gaze since it's inception on the 150th anniversary of the shooting in 1992. The memorial commemmorates the confrontation of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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