Clowne: War memorial project will honour town’s World War fallen

Clowne Parish Council and artist Andrew Tebbs planning to build new Remembrance memorial square/garden near the Clowne Cenotaph. Pictured is CPC Chairman Karl Reid at the site.
Clowne Parish Council and artist Andrew Tebbs planning to build new Remembrance memorial square/garden near the Clowne Cenotaph. Pictured is CPC Chairman Karl Reid at the site.
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Clowne will once again proudly remember villagers who made the ultimate sacrifice thanks to an extension to the Cenotaph on The Green.

The project, by artist Andrew Tebbs, will create a dedicated space for people visiting the war memorial and will include a large artwork together with a new paved area and space for seating.

The project is being led by Clowne Parish Council and Bolsover District Council.

The Cenotaph bares the names of more than 100 local servicemen who gave their lives during the two World Wars.

Around 800 people usually gather on Remembrance Sunday each year to commemorate and remember those who died during the war.

District councillor and Clowne Parish Council chairman Karl Reid said: “The new development of public art is going to create a new enclosed space, which will re-enforce the central importance of the war memorial to the community of Clowne and help to protect its distinctive identity.”

The Cenotaph is a Grade II listed structure and was erected in around 1920.”

“Several businesses in Clowne have clubbed together to fund the new memorial,” Coun Reid added.