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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 November, 2004, 11:08 GMT
Bishop unveils new war memorial
Tonbridge war memorial
Tonbridge war memorial was dedicated on Armistice Day
A new war memorial was opened in Tonbridge on Armistice Day after an eight year fundraising campaign.

The Tonbridge New War Memorial Trust raised 30,000 for the monument, with donations from more than 250 people.

The monument was dedicated by the Bishop of Tonbridge on Thursday - 11 November being the anniversary of the end of World War I.

Those behind the project are keen to stress it is not a replacement for the Kent town's existing war memorial.

The traditional memorial in Bradford Street will still be used as the centrepiece of this weekend's Remembrance Sunday events with a short service and wreath-laying ceremony.

But the trust organisers said they wanted another memorial in a more prominent position in the town, leading to the campaign to build the new 3.5m monument near Ye Olde Chequers Inn in the High Street.




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