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War memorial receives new status

Thursday June 30 2016

The memorial outside of the Town Hall The memorial outside of the Town Hall

BARNSLEY's war memorial has received greater protected status to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

The memorial outside of the Town Hall has been upgraded to Grade II* listed status to give it greater protection.

It was chosen alongside 14 other war memorials across the country that have been given extra protection by Government heritage body Historic England.

A civic event will take place outside the front of the Town Hall tomorrow (July 1) at 1pm, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

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Reply Posted by Phillip Dixon on Thursday June 30 2016 at 12:31
A wonderful piece of news I will be thinking of Gramps going over the top at 7.30 he survived

Reply Posted by Sid on Friday July 1 2016 at 01:17
Great news..but to be honest all war memorials should have a listed status. If you drive through any town or village in the UK, you will find a memorial to the fallen from that area.
These memorials should be kept in place to remind the future generations of the sacrifice the young people of this country gave to enable them to live the lifestyle they have today..

Reply Posted by Martin on Sunday July 3 2016 at 22:32
It's too late for the younger generation Sid .. they have no idea what democracy, or sovereignty, or freedom is .. unfortunately they are all self, self, self, who moan and whinge if they can't get their own way .. they only pay lip service to these brave young men & boys who gave their lives for them.. a lot of today's young people aren't fit to lace their boots.

Reply Posted by Keith Sheldon on Friday July 1 2016 at 12:15
War memorial sites should receive a grant from the government to be kept in tip top condition , if it wasn't for these people , whose knows what we would be now .

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