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Work to begin on restoring War Memorial

SOLIHULL Council will be restoring the town centre’s War Memorial this March.

SOLIHULL Council will be restoring the town centre’s War Memorial this March.

The council is working in partnership with the Solihull Rotary Club to restore the Memorial outside St Alphege Church and has appointed a sculptor to carry out the intricate work.

Originally funded by public donations, the memorial was erected in 1921 to remember the local men and women who died during the First World War.

The memorial is now used to commemorate the many people who have died in conflict over the years and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies take place at the site every year.

Work will begin on March 9 and is due to be completed by early April- the surrounding area will be fenced off from the public during this time.

Cabinet member for community services and environment Councillor Mrs Kate Wild 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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