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Commemorative bench installed at War Memorial

North Mymms joins national tribute - 'Battle's Over'

The metal bench at the North Mymms War Memorial - October 2018
Image by Peter Miller of the North Mymms History Project
A black metal bench, depicting silhouettes of soldiers serving in WWI, has been installed at the North Mymms War Memorial outside North Mymms Park off Tollgate Road.

The bench has been paid for by North Mymms Parish Council (NMPC) at a total cost of £971.40 (£809.50 + VAT).

NMPC applied to Hertfordshire County Council for a Locality Budget Grant to cover the cost. The grant was approved and monies have been received.

The initiative is part of the Local Government Association's national campaign Battle's Over – A Nation’s Tribute.

The metal bench at the North Mymms War Memorial - October 2018
Image by Peter Miller of the North Mymms History Project
NMPC has also agreed to place a plaque at the War Memorial with the wording:

“North Mymms Parish Council 2018 
In commemoration of all those who fell 100 years ago”

You can read more about the North Mymms War Memorial on the North Mymms History Project (NMHP).

A dedicated website has been created by NMHP in memory of the 59 Mighty Men of Mymms who died in WWI.

There is also a feature on the NMHP recording the nine WWI and WWII war graves in  St Mary's churchyard, North Mymms.

Details about the Battle's Over campaign below.


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