Memorial clean-up well under way

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Our war memorials are looking cleaner and brighter thanks to work by Calderdale Council to restore them to their former respectful glory.

Since February 2014, 11 memorials have been restored, and a further two will be brought up to standard by November – in time for Remembrance Day.

As part of the Council’s work to mark the centenary of the First World War it has been working with the War Memorials Trust to maintain all 28 of our war memorials.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Marcus Thompson, said: “We want to make sure Calderdale’s war memorials are part of our communities for years to come.”

They play an important and valued role in remembering those who sacrificed their lives in war, so we have invested in a four-year programme of restoration works to give them the care they deserve.”