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Village reveals new war memorial
Blidworth memorial
Campaigners raised 5,000 to install the memorial
A Nottinghamshire village has unveiled its first war memorial, almost 80 years after the idea was first raised.

The monument, which stands in Blidworth, near Mansfield, is a memorial to local soldiers killed in conflict since World War I.

It includes the name of Pte Andrew Cutts, a soldier from Blidworth shot in Afghanistan in 2006. His family was chosen to unveil the memorial.

The Blidworth Memorial Group have raised 5,000 for the stone monument.

A further ceremony will take place on 11 November to mark Remembrance Sunday.



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