Service planned to dedicate new war memorial

A short service will be held in St Andrew’s Church at Aysgarth at 10am on Friday to dedicate a new war memorial and plaque in preparation for Remembrance Sunday.

The new plaque commissioned to honour the twelve local men killed in WWI whose names were omitted from the original Roll of Honour has been installed and the existing plaques rearranged in chronological order.

The three pews below them have been removed and turned into a structure upon which memorial wreaths and crosses can be placed and displayed.

All are welcome at the dedication service and invitations have been sent to the chairs of parish councils and the local craftsmen who carried out the work.

It is hoped that members of the families of those commemorated on the new plaque will be there too.

The Remembrance Service at St Andrew’s will begin at 10.45am on  Sunday, November 13.