Sutton Bridge Memorial Park Gates [Lost]

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Reference WMO/263039


Bridge RoadSutton Bridge

Sutton Bridge

PE12 9SA


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Status: Lost/missing
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other landscape feature
  • Metal Iron
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Anger After Memorial Gates Stolen THE theft of a monument in memory of war heroes has angered residents. The wrought iron gates, which marked the entrance to Sutton Bridge Memorial Park, have disappeared. The gates were bought by Sutton Bridge Parish Council as a lasting memorial to those who gave up their lives for their country during the two World Wars. The gates, worth £2,000, also have great sentimental value. Parish council clerk Karen Treacher said: "We were about to refurbish them. Obviously we can´t do that now but to replace them would cost a few thousand pounds. "We would like to get them back and are appealing to anyone who knows anything about their whereabouts." The gates were discovered missing at 9.15am on Tuesday by a park worker. They are thought to have been taken some time after 6pm on Monday. The padlock was removed and the gates were taken off their hinges. The gates, which have been in place for more than 50 years, are distinctive and bear the words "Memorial Park" entwined in the iron work at the top. They are yellow at the top and green at the bottom. A white van was seen in the area at the time the gates were taken. Lincolnshire Police are working alongside officers in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk in a bid to track the gates down. Anyone with information or who saw the white van at the time of the theft should call Pc Graham Ablett on 01775 722233. 28 March 2002
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