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New bench in Cockermouth to commemorate end of WW1

Rotary Bench in Cockermouth Credit: ITV BORDER

A bench has been unveiled in the west Cumbria town Cockermouth to coincide with the anniversary of the end of World War One.

The new street furniture is already catching the eye of locals and was installed by the Rotary Club. It's on the town's main street outside the United Reformed Church.

Plaque on the bench commemorating the end of WW1 Credit: ITV BORDER

They gave the ultimate sacrifice, they gave their lives in absolutely horrific conditions and they did that for our benefit so that we at least can live in peace. It has not go to be forgotten.

– Joe Fagan, President of Cockermouth Rotary Club
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