All Saints' Church damaged war memorial to be repaired

All Saints' Church World War One memorial Image copyright ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Image caption The memorial commemorates the lives of local men from Gjers Mills ironworks who lost their lives in World War One

A war memorial that was damaged after being stolen from a church in Middlesbrough is to be repaired.

The bronze plaque was prised from the front of All Saints' Church by thieves in 2007. It was later recovered from a nearby scrap dealers.

Commemorating the lives of men from Gjers Mills ironworks, it will now be repaired thanks to £8,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Father Glyn Holland said he was "delighted" it was finally being fixed.

The money will also be used to fund a project exploring the impact of World War One on Middlesbrough, its industries and churches.

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