Preston announces Centenary plans

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Officials at the Lancashire town of Preston are eager to mark the Centenary of the First World War with some major events, reports the Lancashire Evening Post.

Among the proposals are a plan project films of the war in the city’s Market Square to coincide with rededication of Cenotaph in November.

A consortium made up of the Harris Museum, Lancashire Infantry Museum, Ribble Steam Railway Museum and South Ribble Museum have submitted a bid for funding from the Arts Council England’s Renaissance Fund for £285,000.

Plans include the restoration and refurbishment of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s original memorial and repairs to damaged stonework.

That will include an inscription commemorating service personnel who have lost their lives in the years since 1945.

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