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New Prestbury war memorial to be unveiled

Prestbury war memorial
Image caption The original war memorial was damaged in October

A replacement for a war memorial which was knocked over and smashed to pieces by vandals is due to be unveiled next month.

The monument in Prestbury, Gloucestershire, was damaged beyond repair in the attack in October.

Its replacement will be the first war memorial to be made from Box Ground Bath stone for 60 years.

Martin Cuff, one of the stone masons who worked on it, said "there was a lot of pressure" to get it right.

"We're very proud to be able to do something, that we're able to have the skills to do it," he said.

The new sculpture is due to be unveiled on 14 April, 91 years to the day since the original was put in place.

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