Plaque commemorating war dead stolen from church in Willaston

| August 5, 2011

PLAQUES honouring the memory of the area’s war dead has been prised off a memorial stone.

Metal thieves, branded ‘abhorrent’ by police, stooped to a new low at the weekend when the plaques, displaying the names of local soldiers lost during both world wars, were taken from the memorial stone at Christ Church, Neston Road, Willaston.

The huge plaques, believed to be bronze, were swiped on Friday night.

Inscribed with the simple dedication ‘In grateful memory of those who gave their lives for their king and country during the great war 1914-1918’, the plaque has for years served as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by men from the area.

 

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