A MONUMENT to Ulverston’s war dead is to be restored in time for the centenary of the Great War.

Ulverston Town Council has received more than £4,000 in public donations towards improvements to the Grade II-listed war memorial in Market Place. English Heritage has also awarded a grant of £7,562 towards the monument being cleaned and repaired at a total cost of £12,784.

The memorial was unveiled in 1921 and carries the names of fallen soldiers from the First World War on three sides.

Coun Norman Bishop-Rowe, poppy organiser for the Royal British Legion in Ulverston, said: “The memorial is part of the town’s heritage. We owe so much to the men who gave their lives.”

He will be organising events in the town to mark the centenary, with details still to be finalised but to include a parade through Ulverston on August 3 – the day Britain declared war on Germany.

Anyone who wants to contribute to the restoration of the memorial should make cheques payable to Ulverston Town Council.