Heywood Township, supported by our Armed Forces Covenant Partners and the Lancashire Veterans Association will commemorate the World War I centenary with a new memorial to “Veterans and Forgotten Wars” by updating current memorials in Heywood.
This will complete the memorial gardens in Heywood and acknowledge and honour everyone in our Armed Forces and all who have served in Britain’s so called small, forgotten and dirty wars, of which veterans are yet to be acknowledge by the nation.
Heywood Township Councillors have initially committed £15,000 to the project.
The Heywood War memorial trust has also decided that it will support Heywood Township and add all its remaining funding available, estimated to be in the region of £11,000 into the project, to ensure that the WWI Centenary Commemorations plans are realised.
Work taking place at Heywood Memorial Gardens
Over the coming weeks and months various additions will be made to the gardens in preparation for the
WWI Centenary Commemorations, work on the inscriptions for the new Forgotten Wars and Veterans Memorial has been completed by local stonemason Alistair Chadwick.
Works on the additional stone carved and painted flags to the present memorial have also started, again by a local, Heywood Master Stonemason Harry Simpson of Urban Stone, with 3 of the 4 Flags ready for painting, to depict in order of precedence, Union Flag, White Ensign, Blue Ensign and the Red Ensign.
Heywood Memorial Gardens
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