Restored war memorial to be unveiled today

Calderdale Council contractors Bullen were working in all weathers to complete the upgrade at Todmorden Garden of Remembrance
Calderdale Council contractors Bullen were working in all weathers to complete the upgrade at Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Two new statues will be unveiled in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance in Centre Vale Park today (Sunday).

They were carved to replace the Gilbert Bayes originals which were stolen almost two decades ago.

In 2011, under the direction of Paul Clarke, a former soldier in the Royal Artillery, Todmorden Civic Society embarked on a programme to raise £15,000 to replace the two Grade II listed statues.

The new statues will be rededicated at 2pm, following a parade by the Royal British Legion.

See Thursday’s Todmorden News for more.