Plaque cre­ated to hon­our the 83 town sol­diers that fell in war

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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.”

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