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War memorial cleaned in time for Remembrance Sunday

Ayscoughfee Hall's historic war memorial was looking spick-and-span in time for Remembrance Sunday thanks to sponsorship from generous local companies.

War memorial cleaned

The Grade I listed memorial was given a thorough cleaning especially for the Remembrance Service which took place in Ayscoughfee Gardens on Sunday.

The companies who have supported this cause are; Buildbase, DRH Builders, Gibbs & Dandy, DNA scaffolding and the Blue Slate company.

Cllr Gary Taylor, South Holland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Community, said: "We are extremely thankful to these companies for kindly supporting the clean-up.

"The war memorial provides a lasting legacy for those who sacrificed so much and I'm delighted that it was looking spotless for Sunday's service which was a very poignant occasion."

The service was led by Rev. John Bennett, Vicar of St Mary and St Nicolas Church and was attended by local cadet forces, dignitaries and schools.

The memorial is one of 44 First World War memorials designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens - who is famous for the Whitehall Cenotaph.

It commemorates 224 lives lost during the First World War.

Spalding's MP Francis McLaren was killed in a flying accident on August 30, 1917 and it was his wife Barbara who proposed the memorial. It was unveiled on June 8, 1922.

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