Metalcraft apprentices refurbish Chatteris War Memorial railings

The team at work on Wednesday morning.

The team at work on Wednesday morning. - Credit: Archant

Seven young apprentices from Chatteris firm Metalcraft refurbished the railings surrounding the Chatteris War Memorial on Wednesday.

Led by apprentice trainer, Neil Kirby, they started bright and early to begin preparing the surfaces, then set about re-painting and managed to complete the work in one day.

Metalcraft had been approached by Chatteris Royal British Legion chairman Norman Larke earlier in the year to look at ways the firm might be able to assist with the project of tidying the railings, under their Community Fund Programme.

After discussions and with liaison from Fenland Council, Metalcraft offered their apprentices to carry out the works.

During the day, members of the RBL branch turned up to offer support and supplies to the team of youngsters. The team was commended as a “fabulous bunch”.

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The apprentices were: Cameron Smith and Daniel Riches from March, Lewis Irving-Smith from Mepal, Christopher Budd from Colne, Taryn Sullivan from Welney, Samuel Bunting from Chatteris and Shelby Green from Murrow.

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