A local war memorial will be preserved for future generations after the Warrington Armed Forces Community Support Hub and Warrington Community Living worked in partnership to relocate it to the grounds of Heathside care home in Penketh.
The memorial was located in the grounds of the Penketh and Great Sankey Royal British Legion Club, but came under threat following the closure of the club. The new site at Heathside Care home is just 400 metres from the original site meaning that the local community can still have access to the memorial to pay their respects.
Local trades people and volunteers from the 75 Engineer Regiment (V) have kindly volunteered their skills and worked with the Warrington Armed Forces Community Support Hub on renovating the memorial and building its new home.
The new memorial was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Karen Mundray on the 1st November. After the service 18 residents of Heathside and neighbouring Heathside Mews were presented with Ministry of Defence Veteran’s Lapel Badges by W01 (RSM) Wes Pay, Regimental Sergeant Major of 75 (V) Engineer Regiment.