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Town plaque unveiling delay is ‘disappointing’
4:30pm Saturday 28th April 2012 in News
PLANS to dedicate a memorial plaque to Ledbury’s fallen in the First World War have been delayed, because the plaque will not be ready in time.
A planned mass gathering in Ledbury’s Recreation Ground, involving the Town Council and Ledbury Churches Together, was set to take place on Saturday, May 12.
But it will now take place on another date, still to be decided.
Organiser, town councillor Bob Barnes said the dedication could coincide with the visit to the town of the Gurkha’s on June 9, but that was still to be set in stone, He said he was “disappointed” by the delay, because the plaque is meant to remind Ledbury people that the Recreation Ground was originally given to the community as a lasting memorial for the town’s 85 servicemen who gave their lives during the Great War.
He said: “People should recognise their sacrifice. This is something that should be made known, and this is the best way to make it known.”