Memorial names to be added?

SLEAFORD Town Councillors have agreed in principle to add names of local members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives on active service since the Second World War to the town’s war memorial.

The practical work on the finer points will be led by the council’s General Services Committee in conjunction with advice from the Royal British Legion, local history societies and the Civic Trust as well as seeking public opinion.

The project is spearheaded by Coun Gary Titmus, who was prompted by a tribute to a recently deceased member of the Armed Forces that was placed at the memorial. He said some thought was need as to who would be eligible with regard to their relationship to the area, whether they were born, lived or died here and councillors were anxious that no-one should be missed off while needing to gauge just how many names would need to be added.

Members have also agreed to hold a short ceremony of re-dedication of the memorial on Remembrance Sunday, 90 years since first dedicated in 1922, after it was renovated earlier this year.