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War memorial poll
12:00am Friday 17th August 2012 in News
FEW subjects in Andover generate as much debate as the future of the town’s war memorial.
The Andover Advertiser is taking the public temperature on this issue for the rest of the month in an online poll at andoveradvertiser.co.uk The question people have been asked is: Many people would like to see Andover War Memorial returned to its original position in the High Street, others are equally opposed. Assuming public subscription paid for the move, would you support the idea?’ The poll has only been open for a few days but already voting is in three figures. So far those in favour of the move have the support of 44 per cent and those against 56 per cent.
The poll will close on 31 August and the full result will be declared.
Only one vote is allowed per computer.
The memorial was erected after the First World War but was moved to its current location at St Mary’s in the mid 1950s.
Last year English Heritage listed the memorial as a structure of special architectural or historic interest.