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Mount crest bid continues despite Lottery setback

The Mount Heritage Group, with pictorial plans for their heritage crest on the Mount, Fleetwood. Holding the artist's impressions are Margaret Lund (left) and Margaret Daniels.

The Mount Heritage Group, with pictorial plans for their heritage crest on the Mount, Fleetwood. Holding the artist's impressions are Margaret Lund (left) and Margaret Daniels.

The group behind plans for an impressive new crest on The Mount in Fleetwood are looking for an alternative source of funding after a £20,000 Lottery bid failed.

Plans by the Mount Heritage Group involve the creation of giant blue, red and gold Onward crest, made from crushed glass and resin, to be displayed on the famous Mount slope.

Although the cash bid has not been successful, the group will press on with the plans.

And with the Mount clock originally being a First World War monument, members of the group feel it is important the crest is installed this year, the centenary of the conflict.

Margaret Lund, chairman of the Mount Heritage Group said: “We approached the Heritage Lottery for a £20,000 grant to put the permanent Fleetwood Crest on the Mount in recycled glass and resin.

“Unfortunately, the request did not meet their criteria for funding.

“Fleetwood residents responded so positively to the plans displayed in Fleetwood Library that we are now seeking other funding opportunities.”

The resin crest will measure 16ft wide by 18ft deep, be guaranteed to last 15 years, and a life-expectancy of 25 years.

There are also plans by the group to organise a temporary exhibition in the Mount Pavilion to mark the contribution made by Fleetwood people during The First World War.

In addition, it is hoped to hold a commemorative day consisting of a parade and an act of remembrance for those who gave their lives in the Great War.

Details and dates of that event are currently being prepared.

Meanwhile, Wyre Borough Council will be putting its own First World War tribute on the Mount by planting a floral display there.

 

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