Preston war memorials to be logged as part of new volunteer project

Posted on - 4th September, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - History
The war memorial in the cemetery will be the focus for the service

The war memorial in the cemetery

Volunteers are being asked to come forward and help record Preston war memorials.


As the centenary of the First World War approaches the Preston Remembers project wants to audit, maintain, research and record memorials across the city.

Councillor John Swindells, cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “The restoration work on Preston’s Cenotaph is gathering pace and the memorial now looks quite different.

“As part of the parallel Preston Remembers project, the team is now looking for other memorials around the city, as well as volunteers to help research and audit the memorials that are found.

“If you know of any memorial to the First World War, get in touch and make sure it gets added to the list.”

Anyone wanting to volunteer or who knows where a war memorial is in the city should contact Claire Selby on 01772 906 880 or email

The Preston Remembers project is over £800,000 of funding to restore the Cenotaph and put on a series of cultural events to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

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