Calderdale council will commemorate our fallen heroes

Working on the Remembrance Gardens at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden.
Working on the Remembrance Gardens at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden.

Calderdale war memorials will undergo a borough wide restoration project ahead of the centenary of the First World War.

In collaboration with the War Memorials Trust, Calderdale council memorials will be cleaned and restored to a high standard in honour of soldiers who lost their lives through World War One, 1914-18.

Work has started on some of the smaller memorials across the borough ahead of restoration of larger memorials through assistance of grants from the War Memorials Trust - a charity that works for the protection and conservation of war memorials across the UK.

Restoration work has already begun on Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, war memorial, pictured, after a successful grant award of £1,000 from the Yorkshire Gardens Trust.

Calderdale council’s cabinet member for communities coun Steve Sweeney (Lab, Todmorden) said: “It’s really important that war memorials are kept in a good state of repair and are a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

“This work will be completed to a high standard, ensuring that we can be proud of these monuments for many years to come.”

Projects are due to be fully completed in time for centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018.