Garston Cenotaph cleaned up in time for Remembrance Sunday

A special clean up of Garston Cenotaph took place last week in advance of the weekend’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

The clean up was organised by Cressington Labour Councillors helped by local residents, who arranged grass cutting, high pressure water cleaning for the monument and a massive litter pick in the area.

The Cenotaph, opened on 7th November 1948 and has long been valued by the local community.

The clean up took place on 7th November, exactly 65 years after the original opening.

Local resident Lynnie Hinnigan said:”This site is very special to local residents and many have relatives named on the Cenotaph.

“We wanted to ensure that the site is restored to a respectful condition that will honour all those who died in service to our country. We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice that they made on our behalf.”