REDEDICATION OF ‘LOST’ MEMO­RIAL

The Sentinel - - NEWS -

A WAR memo­rial which was lost for years has been in­stalled at a church and will now be reded­i­cated at a spe­cial ser­vice. Vol­un­teers work­ing on re­pairs at Tem­ple Street Methodist Church, in Fen­ton, were de­lighted when they made the dis­cov­ery un­der an old stage. The mar­ble plaque lists the names of 14 casualties, plus an­other 69 peo­ple who served dur­ing the Great War – in­clud­ing the names of two women. The memo­rial has now been in­stalled to a wall of the church thanks to the help of build­ing firm Gal­li­ford Try. It will be reded­i­cated to­day. Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the church, Glenn Parkes, aged 62, of Tem­ple Street, Fen­ton, said: “Try­ing to get some­one to put it on the wall has been a night­mare. We have had two builders and two stone ma­sons who have come along to look at it and no-one has got back to us. “Then I was talk­ing to Ian Gowan, who is site man­ager at Queen El­iz­a­beth II Court, and he said that they would prob­a­bly be able to do it. “They came along and man­aged to get it on at the eleventh hour. “We’re very grate­ful to them.”

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