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War Memorial's Future In Doubt

Thursday November 21 2013

THE future of a war memorial is in doubt.

The Friends of Bolton War Memorial want to save it, amid fears it will be destroyed when plans are drawn up for the former Lacewood School playground where it's sited.

Crunch talks are yet to be set up between the charity commission, which the group is hoping to get funding from, and the council.

Sue Hodges, the group's secretary, said: "It's such a big part of our community - it's not just a war memorial.

"We have basically been told that because it's not being used for educational purposes it's disposable."

A service was held at the memorial on Remembrance Sunday. in recognition of former pupils who died in the Great War.

"We're getting another petition up and the service we had proved again how emotional a place it is.

"We have people who come from far away to pay tribute to their relatives here."

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Reply Posted by anon on Thursday November 21 2013 at 17:26
Why destroy it just move it to a suitable site every town should be able to remember those who perished in war

Reply Posted by Shell on Thursday November 21 2013 at 17:57
Re-locate onto St Andrews Square

Reply Posted by anon on Friday November 22 2013 at 11:01
They wont rebuild it because it costs money and you know they dont like spending

Reply Posted by MrsC on Sunday November 24 2013 at 14:32
Absolutely appalling, disrespectful on all levels, obviously the people making these decisions easily loose sight as to what's important and was a major part of history in shaping YOUR future and focus on greed, shameful

Reply Posted by moffann on Sunday November 24 2013 at 15:52
Charity Commission doesn't have funding but Heritage Lottery Fund might to relocate it if they link it with some educational project.

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