War Memorial in place at Powburn
Following the laying of the first foundations on 9 September 2018, the War Memorial itself was set in place on Friday 14 September 2018.
As usual, a team of willing helpers assisted.
You’ll see from the first glimpses of the Memorial in the images above and below that it’s in-keeping with our surroundings. The approximately 1.2 m bronze plaque, listing the names of 39 fallen service personnel from WWI and WWII, is fixed to a decades-old gate post that is believed to have been quarried locally.
Stonemason team, Sid Smailes and Robbie Burn make preparations
Sid Smailes and stonemason team lower memorial onto foundations
Doreen and Robbie Burn with War Memorial in place
Please feel free to go along to the Powburn Community Garden and take a look at the War Memorial in place. There is still some work to be done before a public dedication ceremony takes place. This is currently planned for:
Saturday 27 October 2018
Powburn Community Garden
Refreshment afterwards at the Breamish Hall, Powburn
Everyone is invited!
Please watch this space for further updates