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Roll of honour due to return to village

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 December 2014

The roll of honour will be returned to Uphill (Picture: David Winship).

The roll of honour will be returned to Uphill (Picture: David Winship).

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A ROLL of honour featuring the names of 103 men from Uphill who served during World War One will be returned to the village before Christmas.

Uphill roll of honour. Uphill roll of honour.

The plaque was thrown onto a skip 23 years ago, and was feared lost until this summer.

It used to hang in The Ship Inn in Uphill Way, and later a florist shop in Milton.

In June, James Scott, who used to live in Uphill, attended a funeral and was told about the plaque by the person who had seen it in the skip and fished it out.

Mr Scott currently has the roll of honour, which features the names of two of his family members, at his home in London.

He intends to return it to the village before Christmas.

It is expected to be hung in the Victory Hall in Old Church Road, which was built after World War Two to provide returning soldiers with recreational facilities.

Mr Scott said: “It’s a real gem and a fantastic thing. It’s not valuable to sell, but priceless for the people of the village.

“It is really owned by the people of Uphill.”

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