Fernhurst War Memorial gets a facelift

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THE Fernhurst war memorial has been given a facelift in time for this year’s Remembrance Service.

THE Fernhurst war memorial has been given a facelift in time for this year’s Remembrance Service.

It has been restored after a generous 75 per cent grant from the War Memorial Trust and the remainder of the expenses being met from the popular Fernhurst Films which donate their profits annually back to the village.

After nearly 100 years the memorial was showing its age.

The ornately carved crucifix above an octagonal shaft is set on a plinth with a stepped base and is constructed of Portland limestone but distressingly many of the names of the 41 villagers who died in the first world war were no longer legible.

A tablet with the 13 names of those who died in the second world war was added later. With work now completed by David Gibson, a stone mason from Bognor Regis every name can be read in time for the annual service at St Margaret of Antioch Church.

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