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Chance for volunteers to help preserve Preston war memorials

Posted on - 9th February, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - History, Things to Do in and around Preston
The war memorial in the cemetery will be the focus for the service

The war memorial in the cemetery

A workshop is being held on Wednesday for those interested in helping to care for local war memorials.

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Researchers and historians in the city want to work with volunteers to document all the war memorials in the city.

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It is part of the Preston Remembers project in the build up to the anniversary of 100 years since the First World War began.

Representatives of the War Memorials Trust will also be at the workshop on Wednesday 12 February.

The workshop will cover how volunteers can apply for grants to help preserve war memorials.

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Councillor John Swindells, Deputy Leader, said: “As 2014 is the centenary of the First World War, the work and events of the Preston Remembers project will have significant meaning to many people.

“If you are thinking about carrying out any type of care on your local war memorial, this workshop will help you get the support to do it.”

It takes place from 12.30pm-4pm at Preston Town Hall in Meeting Room B.

To book a place email Claire Selby on c.selby@preson.gov.uk or call 01772 906 880.

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