Blackpool War Memorial shows Images of the Fallen

By Culture24 staff | 04 November 2009
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An abstract projection on the side of an obelisk

Projections on the side of Blackpool War Memorial commemorate the fallen. Photo courtesy of Blackpool Council.

Photographs of local people who died serving their country are being projected onto Blackpool War Memorial.

Music has also been added for the first time this year and outdoor sound technology has been synchronised with new colour change floodlighting.

Meanwhile a 70ft high moving image loop has been reprogrammed for the East side of the granite obelisk. In 2008 Blackpool was the first town in the UK to incorporate such technology into a war memorial.

The Images of the Fallen project was described as "a fitting and innovative move" by Councillor Maxine Callow. "It makes the loss somehow more immediate to see these men’s faces - and will hopefully also appeal to the digital generation and help to interpret the memorial for our younger residents and visitors."

Callow said that the project will develop year on year and made an appeal for photos of anyone named on the memorial. Those with good quality images suitable for large scale projection should contact Carl Carrington at the Council on (01253) 476332 or via email at

Images of the Fallen launched on Monday. Projections run from dusk until midnight every evening until November 22. Admission is free.

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