Lottery funding for historic World War One Lychgate

ST NICHOLAS Church, East Challow has received £8,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project, linking the past with the present: the renovation of WW1 Memorial Lychgate and Commemorative plaque, in St Nicholas Church, East Challow.

The Lychgate at St Nicholas Church, East Challow.

The Lychgate at St Nicholas Church, East Challow.

Awarded through HLF’s First World War Then and Now programme, the project will focus on the renovation of the First World War Memorial Lychgate, the provision of a new memorial plaque in the church, and studies by St Nicholas School and the community to explore the familiar links of the names on the memorial with those who still reside in the village, culminating in a public display and re-dedication.

The Memorial Lychgate was funded by public subscription in 1920 and is seen in the village as an important symbol for the identity and cohesion of the community, and its links with the past.
It is unusual in that it contains both the names of the fallen and those who served during WW1.

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