Blackfordby Unveils New War Memorial

Published On: 27 October 2014

Blackfordby new war memorial

Earlier today, a new WW1 and WW2 memorial was unveiled in the village of Blackfordby, near Ashby in Northwest Leicestershire. It is located near to the ancient village spring, and was dedicated by Bishop Christopher. The memorial takes the form of a stone obelisk with inscribed plaques on its base, and was designed and made by Andy Oldfield of The Fringe Workshop in Derbyshire. Space has also been allowed for memorial wooden crosses to be planted nearby. Local school children each left a cross with a name from the war memorial. An exhibition based on wartime Blackfordby and its casualties was held in the Methodist Church (which itself contains a war memorial plaque and roll of honour). Blackfordby’s Church of England church also has a war memorial clock in the tower. The new memorial was funded locally, the project receiving support from Ashby Town Council, Ashby Museum, and the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

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