Town council seeks permission to refurbish Aylsham war memorial
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A town council is seeking permission to refurbish a war memorial in Aylsham.
The granite cross, located within the churchyard of St Michael's Church, features the names of those killed during the two world wars and Korean War.
But the list of veterans from the town has started to wear off, and now the council wants it restored in time for the centenary of the end of the First World War.
In an application Broadland District Council, the council said: 'The exact history of the memorial is not known but it would appear that the front side of the cross may have had an inscription linked solely to the First World War.
'After the Second World War a new stone was placed over the original.'
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It is now seeking permission to design a new slate panel to replace the Second World War granite insert. It is also looking to clean the memorial and repaint all of the inscriptions.
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