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War memorial cleaned

The war memorial in Scatcherd Park, the focus for the Remembrance events on Remembrance Sunday, was cleaned prior to the event on 11/11/18.  The monument, that had looked tarnished for many years, was cleaned up by a specialist cleaning company.  Hundreds of Morley residents flocked to events at Morley, Churwell, Drighlington, Gildersome and Tingley to mark the 100 years anniversary of the end of the First World War.  This coincided with several events run by Morley historical societies, which included local schools, to reflect on the events of the First World War, while also remembering all servicemen and women who lost their lives in all conflicts over the 100 years.

Councillor Wyn Kidger, who assisted in persuading Leeds City Council to source the monies for the project said “Hundreds of people turned up on Remembrance Sunday and event thought it rained through the event, the monument looked significantly better than in previous years.  We thought it was important to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War to have the monument looking at it best.”