Hungerford war memorial has benefitted from a grant of £1,120 from War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme supported by the First World War Memorials Programme and other voluntary contributions from supporters.
The money enabled cleaning and re-pointing of the memorial and cleaning and application of a protective wax to the memorial bronze plaques.
With this year commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Council felt it was important the war memorial was clean and looking its best as it will provide a focus for these commemorations. They applied for a grant which helped towards the cost of employing a specialist contractor (IMI) to undertake the work. The "before and after" photos show what a great job IMI did.
The annual remembrance day parade will take place as usual this year and in addition, the Council will be lighting a beacon to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War at the Triangle Field, Priory Road. This event will start from 6.30pm with the Last Post played at 6.55pm prior to the beacon being lit at 7.00pm. Everyone is welcome to this event.