York & North Yorkshire

Fairburn WWI memorial back in village centre

The war memorial at Fairburn
Image caption The Portland stone memorial was built in 1924

A memorial to the dead of World War I has been returned to its original location in the centre of the North Yorkshire village of Fairburn.

The Portland stone memorial was built in 1924 to commemorate those who lost their lives in the 1914-18 war.

In 1958 it was moved to the churchyard at St James's after the A1 was built.

Now after "essential" repairs and the building of a bypass it has again been placed near the main road through the village.

The previous location in the churchyard was on a steep grass bank which prevented some residents from attending the annual service of remembrance, Selby District Council said.

Councillor Sheila Hawking said: "Now that the work is complete, the memorial is back looking its best."

The work cost £25,000 and was funded by grants.

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