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Darwen's schools in memorial challenge
11:41am Monday 16th July 2012 in Blackburn
THE Friends of Darwen Cemetery have challenged Darwen’s schools to help them come up with a fitting tribute to soldiers from the First World War.
The group is already planning its 2014 commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of war.
A bid for cash from the Heritage Lottery Grant is being prepared to fund a project to honour fallen soldiers buried in the town’s cemetery.
There are 90 Commonwealth War Graves and many family tributes to loved ones who died in the First and Second World War.
A spokesman said: “We would like to construct a structure of remembrance in the cemetery that will contain the names of the war dead and the location of their graves in the cemetery.
“Can you help us to design the memorial? We feel the memorial should reflect the environment the soldiers we living in while they were serving in France and Belgium.”
The challenge has been sent to all schools in Darwen. Anyone interester should contact John East at johneastdtc477@ yahoo.co.uk
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