Cromer’s war memorial could be replaced

Cromer mayor David Pritchard.

Cromer mayor David Pritchard. - Credit: Archant

A new war memorial, complete with the names of more recent local casualties of conflict, could be on the cards for Cromer.

Town mayor David Pritchard is keen to address the condition of the memorial in the town centre churchyard during his year in the post.

The council's works and general purposes committee has been looking into ideas, including:

? Refurbishment of the existing memorial

? Replacing it with a granite memorial, giving it 100-plus years of life

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? Adding the names of Cromer residents who died in conflicts in more recent years.

The committee was provided with approximate figures, and it was agreed to set up a working group to examine the options and costs.

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After Monday's full town council, clerk Julie Chance said: 'We are looking into getting grants for the work. We have arranged the working group for November 15 at 7pm in the council chamber. Anybody interested can come forward to attend the meeting as a starting point.'

The memorial, outside St Peter and St Paul Church, is the focal point each year for Remembrance Day, with wreaths laid during services. But it has become weather worn in recent years.

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