A BID to have a war memorial officially listed as a historic monument has been successful.
Mirfield Town councillor James Taylor applied to have the town’s memorial, erected in 1921, protected as a listed structure.
This week Coun Taylor received official confirmation from Historic England that the memorial is now Grade II listed.
The annual Mirfield Remembrance Sunday parade, which marches through the town to the war memorial, is said to be the largest Remembrance Sunday parade outside Westminster and attracts thousands of people every year.
Tim Wood, of the Royal British Legion’s Mirfield branch which organises the parade, said: “I’d like to congratulate James, it’s a marvellous effort that’s secured the memorial’s future.
“The parade now goes hand in hand with a listed monument.”
The listing for Mirfield War Memorial can be seen at https://historicengland.org.uk/ listing/the-list/list-entry/1439587.
To register a war memorial visit the War Memorials Listing Project website - www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/apply-for-listing.