Tribute to true heroes is unveiled

Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Col Alan Jolley cuts the ribbon at the monument near Gynn Square, Blackpool.

Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Col Alan Jolley cuts the ribbon at the monument near Gynn Square, Blackpool.

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A monument honouring the Fylde coast’s emergency services has been unveiled.

More than 160 people braved the elements on Thursday night to pay their respects to members of the police, fire service, ambulance and coastguard, past and present, who risk their lives every day.

Representatives of the services came together for the official opening of the monument at the Sunken Gardens, near Gynn Square, after five years of hard work to realise organiser Dana Gledhill’s vision.

She said: “The fact so many people endured the dreadful conditions is an indication of how much public goodwill there is towards the emergency services’ endeavours.”