The Ramsbottom War Memorial Project group now has a comprehensive list of all of the fallen soldiers who were born in, or lived in, Ramsbottom – and we are now moving onto the next stage of the project. The plans for the site at St. Paul’s Church can be seen below. As you can see, they include the design and construction of a new War Memorial (which will bear the names of all of the fallen soldiers), as well as pathway and access improvements and the addition of new trees, shrubs and sensory planting to create a colourful and welcoming backdrop for the Memorial. We’re hoping that work will start within the next 6-8 weeks, but we’ll keep you updated about progress.
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We are really pleased to announce that we are working with Ramsbottom War Memorial Project team to design and deliver improvements to the War Memorial sited at St Paul’s Church Gardens in the centre of Ramsbottom. The group have been working very hard over the past 6 years to raise funds directly from the public and other groups in the area and have received considerable support from businesses including the Bury Lions Club, Rotary, Royal British Legion, Ramsbottom Heritage Society, The Duchy of Lancaster, local Scout and Cadet groups and many more. Thank you for your support so far. The group have also spent many hours researching the names of those who have fallen in World War 1. Hundreds of names will be engraved as part of the project – names that will not be forgotten now thanks to the project group and all that have supported them so far.
You can follow the progress of the project here or on the Ramsbottom War Memorial Project page.
The Bury Times also posted an article about the project. Take a look here: Bury Times