Plaque created to honour the 83 town soldiers that fell in war
A NEW plaque has been created commemorating the 83 Macclesfield soldiers that died in both World Wars.
The £6,000 plaque, below, was donated by stonemasons Whitby’s Granite Products to the Macclesfield War Graves Project, which is also aiming to restore 30 of the most severely deteriorated graves of those that died.
Another branch of the scheme is the ‘adoption’ of some of the burial plots by local primary schoolchildren.
Trevor Druce, who started the project, said: “It is a magnificent and generous gesture by Whitby’s, for which we at the project are truly grateful.
“We are hopeful of having the plaque installed in front of the Cross of Sacrifice and unveiled by late October, in readiness for our Armistice Day school wreath laying ceremony, for which plans are well underway.”