Train to become war memorial ‘guardian’

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Residents are being invited to become war memorial guardians - helping to create a lasting legacy for our fallen heroes.

A training session for the voluntary roles is taking place in 116 High Street, Boston, on Friday, 10am-3.30pm.

Open to those who join the Lincolnshire Remembrance project, the guardians will play a vital role in protecting local monuments in their area and ensuring memories of the dead live on.

“All you need to do is volunteer with the Lincolnshire Remembrance project,” said county council war memorials officer Cath Pike.

“You’ll be given specialist training in war memorials, including how to care for them, record them, research them, and re-discover and share the story of those listed on them.

“Anything you can do will help – there’s no minimum expectation, but this fascinating training is open to all who agree to help in some way.”

She added: “Our volunteers learn how to uncover lost stories, protect memorials, research local and family history, understand the social and historical significance of memorials, and share their discoveries with others.”

To volunteer visit www.lincstothepast.com/warmemorials, email warmemorials@lincolnshire.gov.uk or call Cath Pike on 01522 554959.