Port’s World War One memorial built by East Lancashire firm

The arch

The arch

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A WAR memorial unveiled by Prince Harry in Kent was made in East Lancashire.

The World War One Arch in Folkestone honours the men and women who served in the conflict and was unveiled on Monday.

The gleaming, stainless steel arch was made by by the Darwen-based WEC’s m-tec division, which specialises in architectural metalwork fabrication.

Thousands turned out for the ceremony and to commemorate the millions of men and women who travelled to and from the Western Front during the conflict.

The £500,000 14-metre high arch is made of highly-polished steel.

It is a catenary arch, a form in architecture recognised all around the world, and sits at the top of a hill leading down to the harbour where boats awaited the troops to take them across the English Channel.

It was created by the Junction Street firm for the Folkestone-based educational charity Step Short.

Tom Elliot, divisional manager at m-tec, said: “We are honoured to have played our part in the creation of this very special memorial to the men and women who sacrificed so much for us a century ago.

“The arch is a stunning piece of design work and is a fitting tribute.

“It now stands at the gateway where millions of British soldiers took the journey to fight for our country and is a piece of work we were proud to manufacture.

“It was fantastic to see so many people of all ages turn out in the sunshine for the unveiling by Prince Harry exactly 100 years since war was declared.

“Step Short’s aim is to ensure all those who passed through Folkestone during the conflict are remembered. This piece of artwork will certainly achieve that.”

Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe and chairman of Step Short, said: “I would like to thank the organisations that have been involved in building the arch, in particular the WEC Group from Darwen who constructed the steel arch.”

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5:22pm Thu 7 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes.
They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period.
Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain.
The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.
Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes. They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period. Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain. The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people. 2 for 5p ridesagain
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5:31pm Thu 7 Aug 14

grumpyoldlady says...

This company have done some excellent work, including the Darwen Spitfire and voluntary work on the Jubilee Tower.

We should be proud to have a workforce like this in east Lancashire.
This company have done some excellent work, including the Darwen Spitfire and voluntary work on the Jubilee Tower. We should be proud to have a workforce like this in east Lancashire. grumpyoldlady
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7:05pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes.
They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period.
Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain.
The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.
Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes. They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period. Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain. The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.[/p][/quote]Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon. Oldmanofthemountains
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7:37pm Thu 7 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes.
They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period.
Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain.
The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.
Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.
Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes. They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period. Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain. The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.[/p][/quote]Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.[/p][/quote]Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon 2 for 5p ridesagain
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9:28pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes.
They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period.
Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain.
The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.
Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.
Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon
You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes. They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period. Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain. The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.[/p][/quote]Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.[/p][/quote]Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon[/p][/quote]You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone. Oldmanofthemountains
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10:06pm Thu 7 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes.
They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period.
Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain.
The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.
Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.
Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon
You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone.
Touchy are you.
What's wrong old man you know you've been beaten.
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes. They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period. Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain. The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.[/p][/quote]Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.[/p][/quote]Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon[/p][/quote]You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone.[/p][/quote]Touchy are you. What's wrong old man you know you've been beaten. 2 for 5p ridesagain
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10:13pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes.
They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period.
Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain.
The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.
Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.
Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon
You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone.
Touchy are you.
What's wrong old man you know you've been beaten.
If you mean beaten at being a total pratt, I concede defeat
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes. They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period. Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain. The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.[/p][/quote]Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.[/p][/quote]Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon[/p][/quote]You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone.[/p][/quote]Touchy are you. What's wrong old man you know you've been beaten.[/p][/quote]If you mean beaten at being a total pratt, I concede defeat Oldmanofthemountains
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11:34pm Thu 7 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes.
They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period.
Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain.
The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.
Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.
Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon
You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone.
Touchy are you.
What's wrong old man you know you've been beaten.
If you mean beaten at being a total pratt, I concede defeat
Do you think a memorial stone commemorating all the consensus objectors of the war, would be a beautiful good idea for the new cathedral grounds. Just like the one in Tavistock square and in Edinburgh.
Lot of these brave men lost there lives by hanging, or had to endure prison.
Do you agree if not why not.
.
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Why why why are these things called memorials honoring heroes. They should be called reminders to the victims that were brain washed by the government of that period. Before someone starts spouting nonsence about if they hadn't sacrificed there lives in the 2ww you would all be speaking German now. Hogwash the Germans had no beef with Britain. The victims who perished gave there lives for the benefit of the European countrys', not British people.[/p][/quote]Inevitable! Something seriously wrong with this goon.[/p][/quote]Okay then old man please explain what part of my post makes me a goon[/p][/quote]You've used the word"heroes", but it doesn't appear in this article. Be that as it may, you continually pour scorn and abuse on "ordinary" people who are simply trying to show some respect for those who sacrificed their lives. Many of them MAY have been brainwashed, but this article, and many others, is/are not about the failings of the ruling or political classes - please keep such comments for a more appropriate medium. I doubt whether any of what they are trying to do has the slightest impact on YOUR life or YOUR well-being, so just shut up and leave them alone.[/p][/quote]Touchy are you. What's wrong old man you know you've been beaten.[/p][/quote]If you mean beaten at being a total pratt, I concede defeat[/p][/quote]Do you think a memorial stone commemorating all the consensus objectors of the war, would be a beautiful good idea for the new cathedral grounds. Just like the one in Tavistock square and in Edinburgh. Lot of these brave men lost there lives by hanging, or had to endure prison. Do you agree if not why not. . 2 for 5p ridesagain
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3:21pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

Whether I agree or not, these commemorative events, NOT celebrations, please note, are, as I've already said, a means for people to pay their respects to their family members, friends, and others, who were killed, wounded, or suffered in other ways in the horrific mincing machine that was the First World War. There are, no doubt, several cases in point, such as the shell-shocked soldiers (300 or so, I believe) who were shot for cowardice (now posthumously pardoned) , even though many of them had had doctors' reports saying that they were unfit for service at "the front". I believe that these are separate issues that it would be better to take up separately, and not to mock or belittle people in that way that you almost constantly do, in this and many other threads.
Whether I agree or not, these commemorative events, NOT celebrations, please note, are, as I've already said, a means for people to pay their respects to their family members, friends, and others, who were killed, wounded, or suffered in other ways in the horrific mincing machine that was the First World War. There are, no doubt, several cases in point, such as the shell-shocked soldiers (300 or so, I believe) who were shot for cowardice (now posthumously pardoned) , even though many of them had had doctors' reports saying that they were unfit for service at "the front". I believe that these are separate issues that it would be better to take up separately, and not to mock or belittle people in that way that you almost constantly do, in this and many other threads. Oldmanofthemountains
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9:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
Whether I agree or not, these commemorative events, NOT celebrations, please note, are, as I've already said, a means for people to pay their respects to their family members, friends, and others, who were killed, wounded, or suffered in other ways in the horrific mincing machine that was the First World War. There are, no doubt, several cases in point, such as the shell-shocked soldiers (300 or so, I believe) who were shot for cowardice (now posthumously pardoned) , even though many of them had had doctors' reports saying that they were unfit for service at "the front". I believe that these are separate issues that it would be better to take up separately, and not to mock or belittle people in that way that you almost constantly do, in this and many other threads.
What about the brave men who refused to go.
There should be a way of honoring them.
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: Whether I agree or not, these commemorative events, NOT celebrations, please note, are, as I've already said, a means for people to pay their respects to their family members, friends, and others, who were killed, wounded, or suffered in other ways in the horrific mincing machine that was the First World War. There are, no doubt, several cases in point, such as the shell-shocked soldiers (300 or so, I believe) who were shot for cowardice (now posthumously pardoned) , even though many of them had had doctors' reports saying that they were unfit for service at "the front". I believe that these are separate issues that it would be better to take up separately, and not to mock or belittle people in that way that you almost constantly do, in this and many other threads.[/p][/quote]What about the brave men who refused to go. There should be a way of honoring them. 2 for 5p ridesagain
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10:29pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

You really are one seriously mixed up GOON, aren't you? I only realized not too long ago that you'd mentioned WW2 in your opening post. 2014 - centenary of the outbreak of WW1?

Apart from that, what on earth's a "consensus objector"? Or are you typical of the morons who use predictive text and are too lazy to be bothered to correct it?

Anyway, enough of this gay banter - I've far better and more productive ways of spending my time than trying to conduct a sensible debate with a totally misanthropic, self-righteous basket-case who would probably benefit from a couple of sessions with a psychiatrist.
You really are one seriously mixed up GOON, aren't you? I only realized not too long ago that you'd mentioned WW2 in your opening post. 2014 - centenary of the outbreak of WW1? Apart from that, what on earth's a "consensus objector"? Or are you typical of the morons who use predictive text and are too lazy to be bothered to correct it? Anyway, enough of this gay banter - I've far better and more productive ways of spending my time than trying to conduct a sensible debate with a totally misanthropic, self-righteous basket-case who would probably benefit from a couple of sessions with a psychiatrist. Oldmanofthemountains
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1:24pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ithasntbeeneasywithouther says...

The feeling of Peace has been around longer than wars and the ceasefires that happen between the wars. What is the Telegraph doing to remind people about that ?
The feeling of Peace has been around longer than wars and the ceasefires that happen between the wars. What is the Telegraph doing to remind people about that ? ithasntbeeneasywithouther
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1:26pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ithasntbeeneasywithouther says...

International Day of Peace - September 21st. What features are planned for that ?
International Day of Peace - September 21st. What features are planned for that ? ithasntbeeneasywithouther
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1:27pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ithasntbeeneasywithouther says...

People are dying for the feeling of Peace everyday.
People are dying for the feeling of Peace everyday. ithasntbeeneasywithouther
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1:30pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ithasntbeeneasywithouther says...

What does the Telegraph do to insist on Peace.?
What does the Telegraph do to insist on Peace.? ithasntbeeneasywithouther
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2:38pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ithasntbeeneasywithouther says...

After a free ride at journalism school all funded at taxpayers expense I will expect something more worthy of reading than the usual stuff about dead heroes and domestic appliance related issues from oldmanofthemountains
.

As most of your readership would claim to be living, how about breaking with the cult of ignorance for a day and saying something about the living heroes of peace?
After a free ride at journalism school all funded at taxpayers expense I will expect something more worthy of reading than the usual stuff about dead heroes and domestic appliance related issues from oldmanofthemountains . As most of your readership would claim to be living, how about breaking with the cult of ignorance for a day and saying something about the living heroes of peace? ithasntbeeneasywithouther
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