Photo and article courtesy of Tenby Observer
Members of Tenby Masonic Lodge have given a boost to a project for the town to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Tenby Town Council had put out an appeal for further funding to help with a project to introduce names of fallen soldiers from Tenby missing off the town’s cenotaph, to coincide with the ‘Battle’s End’ tribute to take place on November 11, with former Mayor of Tenby, John Griffiths and Murray John undertaking a wealth of research and hard work into obtaining a list of names to be introduced to the Tenby war memorial.
The town clerk Andrew Davies was pleased to inform members of the town council at their meeting on Tuesday night that the Tenby Masonic Lodge had agreed to contribute £2,500 towards the project and also to sponsor the floral displays (at £500 per-year) in the War Memorial gardens for the next four years.
Mr. Davies also explained that the members of the Masonic Lodge had also sourced cheaper rates for the work to be undertaken to add the names to the cenotaph.
The Mayor of Tenby, Clr. Mrs. Sue Lane thanked them for their kind contribution.
“I’m thrilled with this, and a big thank you to them, as it’s saved us a considerable amount of money,” she said, adding that the town council would look to acknowledge the donation by placing plaques in the War Memorial gardens stating that the Masonic Lodge in Tenby, who celebrated its 150th year anniversary last year, had sponsored them.