Restored Preston Cenotaph to be re-dedicated 88 years since original unveiling

Posted on - 4th June, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Preston's Cenotaph has been undergoing a facelift

Preston’s Cenotaph has been undergoing a facelift

Preston’s restored Cenotaph is to be re-dedicated in a special service.


Following work costing £835,600 the war memorial was finished in Autumn last year.

Renovation work included the carving oa new dedication to the people of the city who lost their lives in service since 1945.

As part of Preston’s commemorations of the start of the First World War the re-dedication service takes place on Friday 13 June, exactly 88 years since the original unveiling of the Cenotaph.

The Mayor of Preston is to attend the service along with representatives of all the Armed Forces and the Preston & District Veterans Council.

The service starts at 12.45pm, the Bank of the Kings Division and 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment march to the Flag Market.

Father Timothy Lipscomb will conduct the re-dedication service, which includes poetry and wreaths laid by the Mayor and Armed Forces.

The National Anthem is to finish the service, performed by the military band.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the service, which will be finished by 1.30pm.

The re-dedication forms part of the Preston Remembers project.

Will you be going to the service? Let us know in the comments below

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