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Restored grave markers to go on show at Melton Old Church

PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 March 2018

The crosses which were brought back from fronthave been rehung. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crosses which were brought back from fronthave been rehung. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Melton Old Church is preparing to open its doors for the first time this year.

The Melton Old Church Society, who look after the building, are encouraging visitors to come and see the work done to World War One grave markers housed in the church.

The grave markers were originally designed to be temporary monuments to those who died in the Great War.

Many were brought back from the front line by relatives to commemorate those who were lost.

Now they have been repaired and rehung on backing boards with information about the men commemorated on them taken from research work done by the Melton WW1 Heritage Group.

The project was funded by a £9,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its “First World War: Then and Now” programme.

The church will open its doors again on March 25 from 2 - 5pm.

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