Names to be added to town’s cenotaph

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The names of Buxton residents killed in conflicts other than the two world wars are to be added to the town’s cenotaph.

An application to attach a bronze cast plaque to the cenotaph with the names of fallen servicemen and women was approved by members of High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee on Monday.

The cenotaph, a Grade II listed structure, was built in 1920 to honour those who lost their lives in the First World War. The names of those killed during the Second World War and other conflicts were later added and will now be further updated.

Moving approval, Councillor Graham Oakley said: “I think it is really important that our memorial to people who gave their lives is not frozen in time.

“People still give their lives and are probably going to continue to give their lives and I think the memorial should be regularly updated.”