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Wednesday 10 November 2010

Old Crewe War Memorial plaques now at Christ Church

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Relatives of our fallen heroes in Crewe can now view newly-erected plinths carrying the original plaques from the town’s war memorial.

With Armistice Day on Thursday and Remembrance Sunday this coming weekend, it is the perfect opportunity for those wishing to pay their respects to visit the plaques, which carry the names of fallen soldiers from World War One and Two.

The plaques are now in the grounds of Christ Church, just around the corner from the Municipal Square where the Royal British Legion (RBL) will be hosting its Armistice and Remembrance events this week.

A special dedication service for the plaques will take place in the near future.

Councillor David Brown, Cabinet member with responsibility for performance and capacity, said: “This topic has been very emotive to some families, who saw the old plaques as representative of their dead relative. They would touch the name of their relative to remember them.

“The plinths are very attractive and the bronze plaques have been re-patinated (cleaned) and fixed securely. They look fantastic.

“A dedication will take place soon but with this week’s Armistice and Remembrance events taking place, it is a great opportunity for Crewe residents to pay their respects.”

The plaques were removed from the Britannia war memorial when it was moved from Market Square to Municipal Square in 2006.

The memorial had a new base plinth and plaques made which included 85 names that had been missing from the original plaques on the old site.

But now the old plaques have been brought back to their former glory and have taken pride of place at Christ Church.

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