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Oakengates War Memorial gates, which stand at the entrance to Hartshill Park, has been restored to its former glory after suffering damage to the stonework.

Thanks to Councillor Gilly Reynolds the necessary funding and the specialist stone masonry was secured to ensure that the repairs took place ahead of the November 11 memorial service.

Cllr. Gilly Reynolds said:

“As soon as we found out the memorial had been damaged, I was determined to see the gates restored properly ahead of Remembrance Day.

“The preservation of such a memorial stands as a constant reminder of the great sacrifice made by so many during past conflicts and acts as an important gateway to our beautiful Green Flag park.

I’m grateful for the support of the Oakengates Royal British Legion for their continued dedication to our local community and I hope their members will be proud of the lasting memorials we have supported in the Town.”

The grade II listed memorial stands as a poignant reminder of local soldiers who died during both World Wars and post 1945 conflicts. Its an important part of the town’s heritage and features as the centre of Remembrance Services each year, attended by hundreds of local people.

The Royal British Legion is working hard to support the most vulnerable in our society, be it older veterans that they care for, those who suffer from social isolation, or those who are simply overwhelmed by the challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Click Here to donate

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