Award winning cenotaph in Crowle

Volunteers looking after Crowle War Memorial.
Volunteers looking after Crowle War Memorial.

Crowle boasts the Best kept War Memorial in North Lincolnshire and it’s all thanks to the hard work, fundraising and enthusiasm of a group of volunteers.

Members of Crowle and Ealand Regeneration Group have scooped the top award in the annual competition organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), especially as it’s the first time they have submitted an entry.

With top mark of 40 out of 40 Crowle’s flower-bedecked cenotaph came out best of 13 entries from around the region as part of the CPRE’s ‘Best Kept Village 2013’ contest. The official CPRE comment reads: “This War Memorial was brilliant. It’s tastefully planted and it’s obvious a great effort has been made to present it at it’s best. Well done!”

Sue Taylor, the Regen Group’s administrator, said: “This reflects all the hard work carried out by our team of volunteers. Our thanks also to a number of workmen from Tara Steel at Scunthorpe who spent a full day with us on a voluntary basis helping to repaint all the iron railings.”

Group vice chairperson Anne Bower added: “We also entered Ealand memorial which did well. We provide the funding each year for floral displays along the length of Crowle’s High Street while volunteers carry out maintenance and daily watering.”