Dozens attend cenotaph tours
GUIDED tours of a town's restored war memorial are proving popular with visitors.
Forty six members of the public took advantage of the second public viewing of Leek's Nicholson War Memorial last weekend.
A further 39 people went on the first tour in February.
The cenotaph has thrown open its doors to the public after Leek Town Council won £178,000 lottery funding towards its restoration.
External information panels are due to be installed this week and self-guide leaflets are to be printed and made available in town centre shops.
Friends' group chairman John Povey told town councillors: "The project is progressing well, although we could do with a bigger team of tour guides."
The free tours are held on the third Saturday of every month, between 10am and 12.20pm.
They start every 20 minutes and last 35 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Friends of the Nicholson War Memorial will be holding a display, Civic Pride in Leek, at the town's library throughout June.