Wooden crosses commemorating First World War taken away for storage

Wooden crosses will be safely stored

Wooden crosses will be safely stored

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

WOODEN crosses laid in Burnley to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War are being taken up and stored to be displayed again later in the year as part of the continued commemoration.

More than 4,000 crosses, which represent the number of soldiers who died during the conflict, will be safely stored at Towneley Hall.

Simon Goff, head of green spaces and amenities at Burnley Council, said: “The centenary of the First World War is to be marked by a four-year programme of cultural events, exhibitions and vari-ous projects.

“To prolong the life of these crosses, the parks staff will soon take them up and respectfully store them for future events.”

There are still a number of events and exhibitions for people to attend and visit as part of the council’s programme to commemorate the great war.

Towneley Hall hosted a free event yesterday with Andrew MacKay, a member of the Western Front Association who is involved with the website Burnley in the Great War. He will be delivered an illustrated talk entitled A Soldier’s Life.

An exhibition entitled 100 Stories runs at Towneley Hall, until September 4, commemorating Burnley’s involvement in the Great War with a selection of old photographs, letters, war medals and trench art.

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8:12pm Mon 25 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -6

9:39pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 7

9:56pm Mon 25 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology.
What terminology are you referring to, boring man.
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology.[/p][/quote]What terminology are you referring to, boring man. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -8

10:12pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology.
What terminology are you referring to, boring man.
"consensus objectors", you stupid ignoramus. To a moronic apology for a human being like yourself, I may be exceedingly boring, but at least I have a little more than a basic command of the English language. But then knowing your twisted and perverted mentality, you'll probably claim that you were deliberately aiming to catch me out. Either way, you're still a GOON.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology.[/p][/quote]What terminology are you referring to, boring man.[/p][/quote]"consensus objectors", you stupid ignoramus. To a moronic apology for a human being like yourself, I may be exceedingly boring, but at least I have a little more than a basic command of the English language. But then knowing your twisted and perverted mentality, you'll probably claim that you were deliberately aiming to catch me out. Either way, you're still a GOON. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 5

10:21pm Mon 25 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology.
What terminology are you referring to, boring man.
"consensus objectors", you stupid ignoramus. To a moronic apology for a human being like yourself, I may be exceedingly boring, but at least I have a little more than a basic command of the English language. But then knowing your twisted and perverted mentality, you'll probably claim that you were deliberately aiming to catch me out. Either way, you're still a GOON.
Oooh touchy today arn't we. :))
[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: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]If you must insist on voicing your opinions in this insensitive and downright pig-ignorant fashion, at least have the basic courtesy to use the correct terminology.[/p][/quote]What terminology are you referring to, boring man.[/p][/quote]"consensus objectors", you stupid ignoramus. To a moronic apology for a human being like yourself, I may be exceedingly boring, but at least I have a little more than a basic command of the English language. But then knowing your twisted and perverted mentality, you'll probably claim that you were deliberately aiming to catch me out. Either way, you're still a GOON.[/p][/quote]Oooh touchy today arn't we. :)) 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -7

10:28pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
One point springs to mind here....if you're really, truly, and genuinely concerned about the "conshies", how come YOU haven't taken the trouble to find out how many there were? Is it because, to use an Army expression. you're "all mouth and knicker elastic"?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]One point springs to mind here....if you're really, truly, and genuinely concerned about the "conshies", how come YOU haven't taken the trouble to find out how many there were? Is it because, to use an Army expression. you're "all mouth and knicker elastic"? Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 5

11:24pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Crispy Bacon says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
That's a new low for the single most deeply ignorant moron in the western hemisphere. And I'd bet there won't be many worse in the eastern hemisphere either! It can't even communicate in anything approximating acceptable English. I sincerely hope it isn't pretending TO be English.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]That's a new low for the single most deeply ignorant moron in the western hemisphere. And I'd bet there won't be many worse in the eastern hemisphere either! It can't even communicate in anything approximating acceptable English. I sincerely hope it isn't pretending TO be English. Crispy Bacon
  • Score: 8

11:32pm Mon 25 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
One point springs to mind here....if you're really, truly, and genuinely concerned about the "conshies", how come YOU haven't taken the trouble to find out how many there were? Is it because, to use an Army expression. you're "all mouth and knicker elastic"?
"Conshies" well ell well thats some terminology for you, a shortened version. I suppose with your family war history you know a lot about the subject.
I bet you had that many white feathers in your house you could of stuffed pillows with them. :-))
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]One point springs to mind here....if you're really, truly, and genuinely concerned about the "conshies", how come YOU haven't taken the trouble to find out how many there were? Is it because, to use an Army expression. you're "all mouth and knicker elastic"?[/p][/quote]"Conshies" well ell well thats some terminology for you, a shortened version. I suppose with your family war history you know a lot about the subject. I bet you had that many white feathers in your house you could of stuffed pillows with them. :-)) 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -7

11:37pm Mon 25 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Crispy Bacon wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
That's a new low for the single most deeply ignorant moron in the western hemisphere. And I'd bet there won't be many worse in the eastern hemisphere either! It can't even communicate in anything approximating acceptable English. I sincerely hope it isn't pretending TO be English.
Ok then what's your beef. Please explain what is low in what I have wrote.
[quote][p][bold]Crispy Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]That's a new low for the single most deeply ignorant moron in the western hemisphere. And I'd bet there won't be many worse in the eastern hemisphere either! It can't even communicate in anything approximating acceptable English. I sincerely hope it isn't pretending TO be English.[/p][/quote]Ok then what's your beef. Please explain what is low in what I have wrote. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -8

6:56am Tue 26 Aug 14

Crispy Bacon says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time.

How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.
One point springs to mind here....if you're really, truly, and genuinely concerned about the "conshies", how come YOU haven't taken the trouble to find out how many there were? Is it because, to use an Army expression. you're "all mouth and knicker elastic"?
"Conshies" well ell well thats some terminology for you, a shortened version. I suppose with your family war history you know a lot about the subject.
I bet you had that many white feathers in your house you could of stuffed pillows with them. :-))
Hypocrite alert! You're lauding the 'consensus' (sic) objectors in one post claiming crosses should be put out for them and then with no grounds whatsoever, condemning someone with FAR more sense than you will ever have for coming from a family of the sort you've just praised!

You need a looooong lie down. And a job. And a girlfriend.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: 4,000 victims of a disaster, is what they really represent. Fighting to save a stolen empire that the controlling classes were milking at the time. How about finding out how many consensus objectors there was from Burnley, and putting crosses out for them. They suffered at the hands of the authorities at the time. All because they were not brainwashed. After all they have received a apology and pardon from the government.[/p][/quote]One point springs to mind here....if you're really, truly, and genuinely concerned about the "conshies", how come YOU haven't taken the trouble to find out how many there were? Is it because, to use an Army expression. you're "all mouth and knicker elastic"?[/p][/quote]"Conshies" well ell well thats some terminology for you, a shortened version. I suppose with your family war history you know a lot about the subject. I bet you had that many white feathers in your house you could of stuffed pillows with them. :-))[/p][/quote]Hypocrite alert! You're lauding the 'consensus' (sic) objectors in one post claiming crosses should be put out for them and then with no grounds whatsoever, condemning someone with FAR more sense than you will ever have for coming from a family of the sort you've just praised! You need a looooong lie down. And a job. And a girlfriend. Crispy Bacon
  • Score: 6

7:45am Tue 26 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

""Conshies" well ell well thats some terminology for you, a shortened version. I suppose with your family war history you know a lot about the subject.
I bet you had that many white feathers in your house you could of stuffed pillows with them."

It's ironic, isn't it, that, whether brainwashed or not, so many people lost their lives, and one of the results is that a complete t@rd-brain like this has the freedom to spout such derogatory rubbish at will? I belioeve the Nazis had an appropriate expression for people of his ilk - untermensch.
""Conshies" well ell well thats some terminology for you, a shortened version. I suppose with your family war history you know a lot about the subject. I bet you had that many white feathers in your house you could of stuffed pillows with them." It's ironic, isn't it, that, whether brainwashed or not, so many people lost their lives, and one of the results is that a complete t@rd-brain like this has the freedom to spout such derogatory rubbish at will? I belioeve the Nazis had an appropriate expression for people of his ilk - untermensch. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 4

10:18am Tue 26 Aug 14

Interocitor says...

Engaging with a troll is like wrestling with a pig. You both get cover in s*** but the pig enjoys it. So think on.
Engaging with a troll is like wrestling with a pig. You both get cover in s*** but the pig enjoys it. So think on. Interocitor
  • Score: 12

10:45am Tue 26 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

Good point, well presented! Only thing is, even if everyone totally ignores him/her/it, he/she/it will probably carry on regardless.
Good point, well presented! Only thing is, even if everyone totally ignores him/her/it, he/she/it will probably carry on regardless. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 2

1:17pm Tue 26 Aug 14

vicn1956 says...

2 for 5p has many previouses. There's more sense in a turnip!
Don't respond. He thrives on winding people up.
2 for 5p has many previouses. There's more sense in a turnip! Don't respond. He thrives on winding people up. vicn1956
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Tue 26 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
Good point, well presented! Only thing is, even if everyone totally ignores him/her/it, he/she/it will probably carry on regardless.
It is a good point. I would rather you didn't respond to my posts.
You see i am a Master wind up merchant and you boring Oldman are just to easy for me. You hook on to my bait far to easily, you are not any sort of challenge.
I am after a more intelligent person to get under the skin of .
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: Good point, well presented! Only thing is, even if everyone totally ignores him/her/it, he/she/it will probably carry on regardless.[/p][/quote]It is a good point. I would rather you didn't respond to my posts. You see i am a Master wind up merchant and you boring Oldman are just to easy for me. You hook on to my bait far to easily, you are not any sort of challenge. I am after a more intelligent person to get under the skin of . 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -2

1:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
Good point, well presented! Only thing is, even if everyone totally ignores him/her/it, he/she/it will probably carry on regardless.
It is a good point. I would rather you didn't respond to my posts.
You see i am a Master wind up merchant and you boring Oldman are just to easy for me. You hook on to my bait far to easily, you are not any sort of challenge.
I am after a more intelligent person to get under the skin of .
And modest with it, as well as suffering from delusions of adequacy. Probably an alter-ego of Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: Good point, well presented! Only thing is, even if everyone totally ignores him/her/it, he/she/it will probably carry on regardless.[/p][/quote]It is a good point. I would rather you didn't respond to my posts. You see i am a Master wind up merchant and you boring Oldman are just to easy for me. You hook on to my bait far to easily, you are not any sort of challenge. I am after a more intelligent person to get under the skin of .[/p][/quote]And modest with it, as well as suffering from delusions of adequacy. Probably an alter-ego of Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 2

1:43pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

vicn1956 wrote:
2 for 5p has many previouses. There's more sense in a turnip!
Don't respond. He thrives on winding people up.
They were probably mainly inmates in some of the local psychiatric institutions, I'll bet!
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: 2 for 5p has many previouses. There's more sense in a turnip! Don't respond. He thrives on winding people up.[/p][/quote]They were probably mainly inmates in some of the local psychiatric institutions, I'll bet! Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Tue 26 Aug 14

vicn1956 says...

They used to say "They're not all locked up."
Sadly there's now very few locked up.
And some have access via a friend to the internet.
They used to say "They're not all locked up." Sadly there's now very few locked up. And some have access via a friend to the internet. vicn1956
  • Score: 0

3:47pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

"You see i am a Master wind up merchant"

Certainly a Mastur(*****) something.
"You see i am a Master wind up merchant" Certainly a Mastur(*****) something. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 0

4:08pm Tue 26 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
"You see i am a Master wind up merchant"

Certainly a Mastur(*****) something.
Mastur. ??? ?? ? What are you talking about. Are you drunk
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: "You see i am a Master wind up merchant" Certainly a Mastur(*****) something.[/p][/quote]Mastur. ??? ?? ? What are you talking about. Are you drunk 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: 0

7:36pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
"You see i am a Master wind up merchant"

Certainly a Mastur(*****) something.
Mastur. ??? ?? ? What are you talking about. Are you drunk
No. Why, are you?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: "You see i am a Master wind up merchant" Certainly a Mastur(*****) something.[/p][/quote]Mastur. ??? ?? ? What are you talking about. Are you drunk[/p][/quote]No. Why, are you? Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 0

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