Ramsden Square

June 24, 2008 at 20:41 | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Ramsden Square

The big roundabout at the central junction of Abbey Road and Duke Street is no longer the main gateway to town but it still sees a lot of traffic. That’s Jimmy Ramsden himself, all in green with his back to us as he gazes up his great boulevard.

I always think this scene has more than a whiff of provincial France, don’t you? Or is it just my warped imagination?



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  1. Emlyn Hughes probably sat in a car at that roundabout…

    It does have a French touch about it. Is the statue meant to be green, or is he just weather-beaten?

  2. The statue is weathered bronze, Kris.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who appreciates the Frenchiness of it. But did Emlyn Hughes sit there in a car? He was on the books of Blackpool FC by the time he was old enough to drive, I think. Still, I’m sure Willie Horne boarded buses at Ramsden Square!

  3. There is a little known story about this feela stood in the middle, and his mates a bit further up Duke Street.

    It was said that every night at Midnight, when the town Hall Clock struck, they all took out their Pocket Watches to see that it was on time, BUT, only if nobody was watching.

  4. You are Bishop Berkeley, and I claim my five pounds!

    It’s not that they salute when a virgin passes them, then?

  5. Their arms would not get very tired in this town then!!!!

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