Temporary shields at war memorial

The temporary shields at the damaged Louth War Memorial. EMN-151105-161722001
The temporary shields at the damaged Louth War Memorial. EMN-151105-161722001

Two temporary shields have been installed at Louth 
War Memorial.

The shields are life-size replicas of those that were badly damaged in the vehicle collision on March 15, 
and they will remain in place until the originals are restored or replaced.

Town Clerk Linda Blankley said: “Louth Town Council are committed to carrying out the restoration and repair work to Louth War Memorial as quickly as the different elements allow.

“However, the shields were always going to be the most complicated piece of the work and the temporary shields will help to restore some visual order and respect until the stone versions can be replaced or restored.

“I would like to thank GRS Signs for pulling out all the stops to enable the shields to be in place for the VE commemorative weekend, and again to the knitting groups who produced the knitted poppies used on occasions such as this.”

Status reports on the repair work to Louth War Memorial can be found in Louth Town Centre Community Notice Board in Aswell Street, at the War Memorial itself, and on the Louth Town Council website.