GENEROUS DONATION FOR WAR MEMORIAL REPAIRS

 

PRESS RELEASE

LEDBURY TOWN COUNCIL 

GENEROUS DONATION FOR WAR MEMORIAL REPAIRS

At a meeting of Council, held on Thursday, 7 November 2019, Ledbury Town Council received a letter from a former Ledbury resident offering to donate the cost of the repairs to the War Memorial.  The full cost of the War Memorial Repairs is £30,642.

It was recently reported in the Ledbury Reporter that the works to the Ledbury War Memorial had been agreed by the Town Council and that the works will be carried out in early spring 2020 in readiness for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The gentleman who has offered to donate the full cost of the repairs to the War Memorial was born in Ledbury and spent many years here.  He served as a Navigator in Bomber Command during the Second World War and feels an infinity with those from Ledbury who lost their lives serving their country in the varies wars and conflicts that have taken place.  His father was the Editor of the Ledbury Reporter for 34-years and even though he now lives in London he still receives a copy of the Ledbury Reporter, which is where he first saw the story about the much needed repairs to the War Memorial.

The Town Council are extremely grateful for this extremely generous donation and would like to say thank you to him on behalf of the town.  They are considering ways in which they can recognise this within the town. 

Contact details for Editors:

Angie Price
Town Clerk 

Tel: 01531632306
Email: clerk@ledburytowncouncil.gov.uk