FIVE teenage students helped to build the first war memorial in Cowplain.
The memorial was funded by the Cowplain History Society, which started in 2013. It was unveiled on Sunday, June 14 outside Age Concern’s Borrow Centre in London Road, where the society meets.
The society used the profits from its book Memories of Cowplain – which has sold more than 360 copies – to fund the memorial.
It enlisted help from students from the nearby Horndean Technology College to design and build the memorial, which is a place of remembrance for those killed in all wars.
A rose garden was also planted nearby.
Adrian Alderslade, community project co-ordinator from Horndean Technology College, said the five students, aged from 13 to 15, had worked hard to design and build the memorial.
The students were Dwight Cronshaw, India Samphier, Marcus Dyer, George Mcmillan and Dean Barrow.