Willaston war memorial plaque replaced after theft

Unveiling of the new plaque The replacement plaque was made in Australia

Related Stories

A stolen war memorial honouring those who died in battle in a Cheshire village has been replaced after residents raised £16,000.

A copper panel listing men who died in World Wars I and II was taken from Christ Church, Willaston, in July 2011.

Michael Coyle, 41, from Little Neston, was jailed for nine weeks after trying to sell the plaque to a firm of scrap metal traders in Ellesmere Port.

The new memorial was paid for by donations and fund-raising.

Schoolchildren who made temporary plaques last year officially unveiled the replacement memorial which was made in Australia.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Liverpool



6 °C 1 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.