Chatteris war memorial gets a clean ahead of First World War centenary year Remembrance commemorations

Chatteris war memorial was cleaned in the run-up to Remembrance commemorations. Picture: ROB MORRIS

Chatteris war memorial was cleaned in the run-up to Remembrance commemorations. Picture: ROB MORRIS - Credit: Archant

Preparations have stepped up for this year’s Remembrance commemorations.

Chatteris war memorial was cleaned in the run-up to Remembrance commemorations. Picture: ROB MORRIS

Chatteris war memorial was cleaned in the run-up to Remembrance commemorations. Picture: ROB MORRIS - Credit: Archant

After a request from the Chatteris Royal British Legion, Fenland District Council sent in a professional team to clean the town’s war memorial.

Norman Larke, chairman of Chatteris Royal British Legion, who launched their poppy appeal today, said: “We asked FDC to see if they could clean it. We are very pleased and impressed with how the memorial looks.

“It just needs a little more work then hopefully it will look perfect for the Remembrance weekend.”

A Fenland District Council spokesman said: “In this First World War centenary year we’re making a special effort to ensure all our towns’ memorials are in perfect condition in time for the Remembrance commemorations.


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“As well as normal cleaning, this year we have also put an extra £5,000 into some repointing and repainting.”

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