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Service at restored war memorial
5:00pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
THE restoration of Bishampton’s War Memorial will be celebrated with a service of re-dedication to remember villagers who served in the world wars.
On Sunday, relatives and friends of those who lost their lives or fought in conflict, will join the Bishop of Worcester the Right Rev Dr John Inge at 12.30pm for the ceremony in St James Church before proceeding to the memorial site at the village green.
The restoration project was funded from sales of the book, Bishampton Remembered, which was produced by the Bishampton Historical Society, and written by the late Peter Averis.
The finished memorial is the result of a three year project to get it cleaned, repaired and relandscaped.
Mike Rickard, chairman of Bishampton History Society, said: “We feel very privileged that Bishop John has agreed to re-dedicate the memorial which honours the men of Bishampton.
“We are also immensely grateful to everyone who has contributed to this important project in whatever shape or form.
It is a fitting tribute to the memory of Peter Averis and all those men and women who made such sacrifices on our behalf.”
The Reverend Clive Fairclough added: “This service of re-dedication offers us all in the village an opportunity to remember both the families and their relatives who lived in Bishampton and lost loved ones in war.
“It also reminds us of the importance of respecting those whom the village lost and the newly refurbished memorial shows that respect.”
For more information, visit bishampton.org.uk.
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