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Solihull war memorial to be restored

WORK is to be carried out on Solihull’s town centre war memorial to restore it to its original condition.

WORK is to be carried out on Solihull’s town centre war memorial to restore it to its original condition.

The monument, outside St Alphege Church in The Square, was erected in 1921 in memory of the local men and women who died during the First World War and was funded by public donation.

The names of others who perished in later conflicts have been added to it and Remembrance Sunday services take place at the site every year.

Solihull Council has now joined with the local Rotary club to restore the memorial and the job will start next Monday. A sculptor has been employed to carry out the intricate work.

The restoration is due to be completed by early April and during this time the site will be fenced off from the public.

Councillor Mrs Kate Wild, cabinet member for community services and environment, said: “This memorial is a part of our heritage and we should all respect what it symbolises.

“It is a way for the local community and the many visitors who come here to commemorate those who have died during conflict.

“I believe it should be a prominent feature of the town.”

 

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