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Memorial restoration to start next month

War memorial in front of Holy Trinity Church,Melford, has been given the go ahead to be restored.        FL;  Councillor John Nunn, plus David Gevaux and Peter Turner who are involved with the war memorial. ANL-141108-141026009

War memorial in front of Holy Trinity Church,Melford, has been given the go ahead to be restored. FL; Councillor John Nunn, plus David Gevaux and Peter Turner who are involved with the war memorial. ANL-141108-141026009

Work to restore a village war memorial should be completed in time for this year’s Remembrance Sunday service.

The surface of the monument in Long Melford churchyard has crumbled away so much that some of the names are barely visible.

Now, a £3,300 grant from the War Memorials Trust, and a £500 donation from Melford resident Dave Carter have taken the restoration fund over its target.

“The refurbishment will cost around £6,000, and there will be some left for future upkeep,” said district councillor John Nunn, who started the campaign to repair the memorial three years ago.

Mr Nunn, who is also a parish councillor, added: “It had become badly frost-damaged in the last few years.

“This year, being the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, seems like the right time to do the work. It should start early next month and take about three weeks.”

The grant will also pay to add names of more casualties to the roll of honour in Long Melford church.

They have been traced by local historians David Gevaux and Anne Grimshaw.

 

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