May 29, 2012 - News
A new war memorial has been built by Conlon Construction for the East Lancashire village of Laneshawbridge in time for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend celebrations.
Villagers will now be able to pay tribute to local war heroes at the memorial which sits in a new Jubilee Garden opposite The Emmott Arms pub, something they have been waiting five years for.
The garden features six semi-mature trees, one for each decade of Her Majesty’s reign, and a slate ‘dug out’ area which has the war memorial as its centrepiece.
The project was funded by Conlon Construction with support from Pendle Borough Council and other local organisations including Laneshawbridge Parish Council and Colne Connected.
The Laneshawbridge Events Committee has planned a big celebration in the village to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a grand opening of the war memorial on Sunday, 3rd June.
Construction Director, Michael Conlon said:
Conlon is delighted to be able to provide a new war memorial for the people of Laneshawbridge. It was a pleasure to build a centrepiece for the village and create a place where people can reflect and pay tribute for many years to come.
Pendle Borough Councillor, Paul White, said:
It’s been about five years in the planning for this project and if Conlon Construction hadn’t come forward, it would never have happened.
The standard of work has been fantastic from Conlon and it is something the village will treasure for generations.
The opening celebrations of the village’s new Jubilee Garden and War Memorial begin on June 3 with a short service at the Methodist church on Keighley Road from 11am before the unveiling ceremony.
Conlon Construction has contributed the war memorial to the community whilst also constructing the new £4m Laneshawbridge Primary School.