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Plans made to restore Lothersdale war memorial
8:00am Thursday 13th February 2014 in News
Plans to restore a war memorial in a small village near Keighley are under consideration.
Lothersdale parish clerk Esther Barrow said the parish council was looking at carrying out improvement works to the village war memorial, which is located near The Fold.
“We had a memorial service on Remembrance Sunday and there were 50 to 60 people there, which was the most we’ve ever had,” said Mrs Barrows.
With the whole of the country marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, the parish council feels it is the right time make improvements to the village memorial.
“The war memorial needs a bit of TLC,” said Mrs Barrows.
“The whole area is surrounded by a lot of laurel trees, which are not native to the area, and they make it wet and damp.
“Around the base of the memorial there is a neglected rock garden and a nearby stone wall is in bad shape.
“We’d like to open the area up and fill it full of flowers.
“We’d also like to consider restoring the stonework on the memorial itself.”
The village has £2,000 remaining in its Millennium Fund, which could go toward completing the work.