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Watchet war memorial gathers pace
7:00pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A COMMUNITY project to build a war memorial honouring men from the town who died fighting for their country is gathering pace.
The ground at the planned location, next to Watchet Library, has now been surveyed and a planning application is expected to be submitted to West Somerset Council within the next few weeks.
Volunteers from the Watchet Remembrance Project Group have been working hard on weeding and clearing the area and are asking members of the community to get involved in a clean-up day of the nearby mosaic.
Plans for the unveiling and dedication day, set for June 28 next year, will be discussed at a meeting scheduled to be held on Friday, September 6 at 7pm in the Methodist school rooms, at which all members of the community are invited.
Sara Summers, a trustee of the project group, said: “This event will be a historical pinnacle in Watchet.
“It is open to all residents, visitors and families of our 56 men who made that ultimate sacrifice for us all.
“Please keep supporting us as we raise the last few thousands to ensure the actual unveiling day will be a fitting culmination to all of your efforts and enjoyed by everyone.”
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