First look at Whitby’s new war memorial

Dennis Collins and Mayor John Freeman inspect the new war memorial as it is put in place at Endeavour Wharf''w12211a
Dennis Collins and Mayor John Freeman inspect the new war memorial as it is put in place at Endeavour Wharf''w12211a

Whitby’s new war memorial was lowered into place this week as preparations are well underway for its grand unveiling on Saturday June 8.

The 11 foot high memorial, situated at Dock End, is made from sandstone and a type of granite.

Town mayor councillor John Freeman said: “I was very nervous about how it would look but just seeing it there when was it was lowered onto the plinth, it looked brilliant and with the sandstone put onto it, it’s going to be really something.”

Whitby’s air and army cadets will unveil the memorial at 11am and the whole town is invited to join the celebrations.