Time to remember Holocaust victims

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Brigg Town Council will be marking Holocaust day later this month with a function in the Angel Suite Courtyard.

The ceremony, part of a national awareness week, will take place on January 27 and is open to all.

Assemble in the courtyard from 4pm, with the ceremony itself, led by the Town Mayor’s Chaplain, beginning at dusk - 4.15pm.

A candle will be lit and ten stones laid, in memory of the 10 million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis.

An invitation will be extended to local schools where research has been carried out on the holocaust.

The theme for 2013 is Communities Together - Build a Bridge and the ceremony will take place next to the relocated Holocaust Memorial, in the Angel Courtyard.

Students from Sir John Nelthorpe School are being invited to mount an exhibition, which will be on display from Monday January 21, until Friday February 1.

A book of remembrance will be open for visitors to record their thoughts.

In formalising arrangements for the event, Brigg Town Councillors, meeting for the monthly policy committee meeting, were concerned at the water feature part of the memorial, which appeared to have developed algae.

However, treatment is to be carried out to bring the memorial back to its original state.