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Preston Cenotaph restoration in the running for Civic Trust Award

Posted on - 3rd December, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council
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Restoration of Preston’s Cenotaph is in the running for a national award.

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More than £800,000 was spent on the work which saw the monument cleaned up and a new dedication carved to the people of Preston who have given their lives in service since 1945.

The Civic Trust Awards has selected the Cenotaph project to move into its second stage with 147 different projects selected.

Councillor John Swindells, cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “The council is delighted with this announcement. Refurbishing the cenotaph, which for the first time commemorates Preston’s fallen servicemen and women since 1945, was a major project at a significant time in history. This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and specialist skills that were required.”

Work on the Cenotaph was part of a wider Preston Remembers project which has been marking the 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The awards are announced at a ceremony in London in March 2015.

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