New war memorial moves step closer

A proposed design of a new war memorial in Bramley Park. Credit: Leeds City Council

Plans for a new war memorial and peace garden in a west Leeds community have moved a step closer.

Currently Bramley does not have a war memorial, but working closely with partners including local sponsors and the Friends of Bramley War Memorial, the city council's inner west area committee have now agreed to provide £10,000 towards the project.

As part of their research, the Friends of Bramley War Memorial have identified 270 individuals from the areas of Bramley, Rodley and Stanningley who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country, and their names will be inscribed on the new tribute.

Set to be unveiled at Bramley Park later this year, a peace garden will also be opened, which will provide people with the opportunity to quietly reflect and remember those people who served.

Anyone wishing to nominate a family member or friend to be included on the war memorial who lost their life in combat or as a result of their injuries whilst in combat, are asked to contact the Friends of Bramley War Memorial at:bramleywm@aol.com