Restoration work to bring the Calne War memorial back to its former glory began earlier this week.

The renovation work is making great progress and work is due to be completed in time for the re-dedication service at the end of next month.

The War Memorial Restoration Company are replacing old and broken stonework, including uneven paths, and are cleaning the memorial using a pressure steam jetting system. The names of the fallen will also be re-cut and painted in.

Paul Ellis, publicity officer of the Calne branch of the Royal British Legion, said: "This extensive work has been made possible by collection tins in our Calne town businesses, donations, and a grant from the War Memorials Trust.

"Calne branch of the Royal British legion, working in partnership wit Calne Town Council, Salisbury Diocese, Slade Smith and Winrow Architects, and the War Memorial Restoration Company will achieve a War Memorial that will stand the test of time for another 100 years."

The re-dedication service is taking place on Saturday, May 26 at St Mary's Church, Calne at 10am. All are welcome to attend.