Weʼre raising £1,500 to create a commemorative monument to mark the tercentenary of James Baines' endowment to support education for children in Marton, Blackpool.
- Blackpool, United Kingdom
- Schools and education
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This group has been set up to promote Marton's heritage and our appeal is to raise money for a commemorative stone to celebrate the tercentenary of Baines school.
We hope to have the stone in place by 9th January 2017, which is the 300th anniversary of the death of the school's founder James Baines.
This is probably the most important historical event in Marton's history and indeed covers a longer timeframe than most events in the history of Blackpool and the Fylde.
The stone will be sited on Marton Green (the old name for the Oxford traffic island).
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Tracey Whyte9 days ago
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our page so far, it's very much appreciated! Our fundraising is going well but we still need support and donations, however small, to reach our target so please continue to support us. Thank you.
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Dec 9, 2016
I attended Baines Endowed in 1948 and will try and be there at the ceremony.
Dec 8, 2016
As with many others, I attended Baines (Grammar as it was back then) in Hardhorn. I am happy to donate to the memory of our Founder, James Baines.
Dec 1, 2016
My sons went to Baines Endowed Marton, but also it is right to acknowledge such a philanthropic legacy that is 300 years old.
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