VIDEO: Could community group help restore Worthing’s pigeon memorial to its former glory?

A DILAPIDATED and unique memorial to war birds which the council can no longer afford to maintain could be nurtured back to its former glory by the community.

The pigeon memorial, in Beach House Park, Worthing, has long stood in honour of birds which contributed to the war effort, but in recent years it has become increasingly overgrown.

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At the annual remembrance service held this month, such was the poor state of the memorial, mayor Bob Smytherman admitted he was ‘ashamed’.

In response, he laid down a challenge to the Combined Ex-Services Association, who could now take on its upkeep.

For more information, see the footage above, taken by Pam Wilson and Chris Vowles, and see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, November 28.