Thursday, 25 August 2011

Event - Restord Plaques to Go Up in Church (Bulwell)

THE memory of more than 170 men and women from the Bulwell and Basford area who fought in two world wars will be revived next month.

Two plaques containing 174 names of local servicemen and women are to be erected in St Mary's Church, Bulwell.

The plaques had been found abandoned and in poor condition in the basement of the now-defunct Basford Social Club.

They have been restored by Ian McClair, a director of private members organisation The Nottingham Club, who owns Sign Specialists Limited.

As well as the plaques, two stones containing a further five names were also discovered.

The plaques and stones will be re-dedicated at St Mary's on Sunday, September 11.

The event will begin with an armed forces and veterans march from Tesco supermarket to the church at 11.30am.

Among those on parade will be Lord Mayor Michael Wildgust, Sheriff Leon Unczur and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Colonel Roger Merryweather, who will unveil the plaques.

It will be followed by a service in St Mary's at 11.45am.

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