Congleton now has a new cenotaph that it can be proud of. This joint project between The Congleton Partnership and Congleton Town Council has been 7 years in the making. The old cenotaph built in the late ’20s and added to after the second world war was looking tired and in need of some repair but more than that 250+ names were missing from the plaques. After sterling research work carried out by Sheila Dutton (she has published these and some of their stories in her book “ For our Tomorrow” which is available from The Tourist information centre) the cenotaph now bears 583 names of those that served our country so that we had a better tomorrow, they surely are due our gratitude and respect.
Hopefully, the new Cenotaph delivers that. A dedication event is being planned for September 2021, details will come out as we work up that project, it should be a real highlight of next year and again mark the esteem and respect we hold all of those who served and made the greatest sacrifice for us.
Pictures and history of the project visit the project page: http://www.congletonpartnership.co.uk/project/cenotaph-project/