Renovation of town war memorial begins

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THE renovation of one of the most unusual war memorials in the area is well under way.

The bus shelter in St Peter’s Square, Emsworth, was built after the Second World War.

The dilapidated shelter has been spruced up by soldiers from 47 Regiment Royal Artillery, from Thorney Island, who donated their time to sand it down, repaint it, and replace the rotting wood.

The window panels and plaque are being replaced. Brendan Gibb-Gray, chairman of Emsworth Business Association, which is running the project, said: ‘We would like some donations to help with it.

It is going to cost £2,500 – that would have been a lot more had it not been for the support of the best army in the world.’

Anyone who like to make a donation can call (01243) 377355.