Youngsters to create trails of war memorials

Sleaford Market Place.
Sleaford Market Place.

Youngsters in Lincolnshire are to help create walking and cycling trails that take in war memorials as part of a new project.

Thanks to grants of £59,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £20,000 from the Covenant Fund, Lincolnshire County Council is about to start work on the scheme, dubbed Memories and Memorials.

The project will see the children – who have yet to be selected – learn about the memorials and the casualties who are recorded on them, as well as talk to veterans from the area.

Sarah Grundy, senior commissioning officer at the council, said: “With our support, the young people will decide on the content and design of the trails, and will promote them to a wide audience to help them build their confidence and skills for the future.

“Almost every community in Lincolnshire has a war memorial of some kind, for conflicts ranging from the 19th century to the modern day. This project will help ensure those stories are preserved for future generations.”

For further details, visit www.lincstothepast.com