September 28th, 2016

WW1 memorial plaque takes pride of place at Rubery Library

WW1 memorial plaque takes pride of place at Rubery Library WW1 memorial plaque takes pride of place at Rubery Library
Coun Christine McDonald, local historian Sandra Mason and Coun Peter McDonald with the memorial. Picture by Marcus Mingins
Updated: 3:36 pm, Mar 04, 2016

A FIRST World War memorial plaque which contained the names of pupils from St Chad’s Primary School who fought in the First World War has taken pride of place in Rubery Library, thanks to a councillor.

Coun Peter McDonald used money from the councillors’ divisional funds to restore this plaque to its former glory which can now be admired at the building in Library Way.

He said: “I was only too pleased to be able to find monies from the fund to restore the plaque to its former state. Local residents were very pleased the plaque which remembered those who lost their lives in the First World War had been saved from the tip and is now on display as it was made by a suffragette at the time and thus has some remarkable history to it.”

Coun Christine McDonald, local historian Sandra Mason and Coun Peter McDonald with the memorial. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0816012MMR

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