Government minister tells commissioners that a cross on a war memorial might ‘exclude’ some people

Juan Watterson MHK

Juan Watterson MHK

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Ramsey Commissioners have changed the design for a Great War memorial – after a government Minister told them a cross might leave some residents feeling ‘excluded’.

The initial design was for a cross of ceramic tiles, each decorated with a poppy and inscribed with the name and date of death of each of the 120 servicemen who lost their lives in the First World War, to be placed on the side wall of the Courthouse.

But following intervention by the Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK the panel will now be in the form of a rectangle and not a cross.

 

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