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Village war memorial re-dedicated after repair
A VILLAGE war memorial will be re-dedicated on Sunday after its repair and conservation.
The memorial at St Andrew’s Church, Meonstoke, will be re-dedicated on January 6 at 10.30am by the Archdeacon of the Meon, the Ven Gavin Collins, who will be leading the service.
The war memorial will benefit from a grant of £1,310 from War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme, supported by the First World War Memorials Programme.
The money has enabled the lychgate entrance to the church, which carries plaques dedicated to the fallen of both World Wars, to be re-tiled and the timber and pointing of it to be made sound.
Those involved in the project are the Parochial Church Council of Corhampton and St Andrew’s, Meonstoke, particularly Ian Ellis, Julian Livingstone, the church’s architect, and Jerry Pett of the Parish Council.
Frances Moreton, Director, War Memorials Trust said, “War memorials are a tangible connection to our shared past creating a link between the fallen and today. It is vital we ensure all our war memorials are in the best possible condition for their age and the charity is delighted to support this project. The centenary of World War I was a wonderful opportunity for local communities across the country to protect and conserve their war memorials. If anyone knows of any other war memorials in need of help please contact us.”
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