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Fantastic turnout for first Remembrance service at Frankley's new memorial stone

Tristan Harris 13th Nov, 2019 Updated: 13th Nov, 2019

FRANKLEY held its first Remembrance commemoration on Armistice Day on Monday after a successful campaign for a memorial stone and plaque.

Former councillor Andy Cartwright and Ian Bruckshaw, the chairman of the New Frankley in Birmingham Parish Council, successfully lobbied to get the memorial put in place on land off Arden Road.

 

The plaque was unveiled by D-Day veteran Eric Carter.

Among those gathererd were ward councillors, including Coun Simon Morrall, along with general election candidates Richard Burden and Gary Sambrook.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

Coun Bruckshaw said: “The service was led by a local priest, we had a bugler and quite a few people turned out.

“It went very well indeed considering we did not have much time to organise it.”

Andy told The Standard: “Myself and the New Frankley Parish Council are so proud to have got this done so there is a place where people in the area can go at this time and throughout the year to remember lost loved ones.”

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