Planters’ for­get me not

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AN­TIQUES ex­pert Tony Daly has been com­mem­o­rated by Our West Lan­cashire with a plaque on the Burscough Road planter the group main­tains.

Tony – an ex­pert on an­tiques who had books pub­lished on Orm­skirk’s clock­mak­ers of cen­turies past – died sud­denly late last year.

Jane Thomp­son from Our West Lan­cashire said: “Tony was Orm­skirk born and bred and cared deeply about the town.

“He was known by so many peo­ple and we, in Our West Lan­cashire wanted to mark his mem­ory in a small way.

“Tony lived al­most op­po­site the street planters on Burscough Road and he was in­fu­ri­ated to see the coun­cil let them go to rack and ruin. So when Our West Lan­cashire adopted one of the planters 18 months or so ago, he wasted no time in help­ing us with the makeover.”

She added: “The planter that Our West Lan­cashire main­tain stands in stark con­trast to the neigh­bour­ing over­grown planters left by the coun­cil.

“Tony would al­ways bat­tle for the best for Orm­skirk and when we con­tacted Tony’s brother and sis­ter-in-law, they agreed that they were sure Tony would ap­pre­ci­ate be­ing com­mem­o­rated on the plaque in this way.

“It was lovely to in­vite them to the un­veil­ing of the plaque last week.”

Tony Daly’s brother and sis­ter-in-law by the planter with the plaque, de­tailed above

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